Nothing but A Man

Nothing but A Man

DVD - 2004
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Set against the stirrings of the civil rights movement and a rising wave of burgeoning Black pride, this tells the story of Duff, a railroad section hand who is forced to confront racial prejudice and self-denial when he falls in love with Josie, an educated preacher's daughter. An uplifting story about a man and a woman whose love overcomes racial and class barriers.
Publisher: Burlington, VT : New Video NYC, [2004]
Edition: 40th anniversary special ed
ISBN: 9780767026161
Branch Call Number: 791.4372 N912
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: New Video NYC (Firm)
New Video Group


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Jan 26, 2018

A still good movie with complex characters.

Nov 07, 2017

This is a classic. The second time I have watched it. Wow. Actress Gloria Foster is great. Gloria Foster played the oracle in The Matrix. The supplementary material & additional commentary on the original movie is very good.

Missumuch Oct 03, 2014

I remember the first time I saw this, it depressed me and I didn't know why: I was in my early teens and didn't understand what was going on yet..I just knew that I always loved Abbey Lincoln especially when paired with Sidney Portier. Fast forward seeing this movie decades later: I GET IT.

Aug 22, 2014

This is one of the GREATEST FILMS OF ALL TIME if not the GREATEST FILM OF ALL TIME period.Everybody that has not seen this CLASSIC MASTERPIECE yet must see and share this film right now period.The back of the DVD box cover says that this film is just as relevant now as it was back then when it first came out 40 years ago.NEWSFLASH:THE REAL LIFE REALITY OF THE AVERAGE BLACK MAN IN 2014 IS MUCH WORSE NOW THAN WHAT THIS CLASSIC MASTERPIECE FILM SHOWS US FROM 40 YEARS AGO PERIOD,BUT YOU DON'T HEAR ME THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

quietfire Mar 22, 2014

There are themes within themes, within themes in this movie: man vs. self, man vs. man, man vs. son, man vs. woman, man vs. society. Complex, powerful messages presented - simply. I loved the love between Ivan and Abbey. Thank God - he broke the generational cycle of father-son dysfunction! Kudos to the director for climbing out of the box and kicking it over. What a bold move he made in the 60s - in a time when Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben caricatures were standards in the movie industry.

Oct 31, 2013

Important but tough film to watch, to see the inside story of how racism affects those that it oppresses, inside and out.
Apartheid wasn't restricted to South Africa - it was alive and well in the southern states of America.

Aug 03, 2013

Superb flick! See my review here:

Jul 25, 2013

It is a jem from the American film making! It is SUCH a good movie made back in 1964! Such a small and simple movie (with a budget of $15K US from private financing), but unleashing huge impacts upon the audience… It is such a pity that Ivan Nixon didn’t get the chances to raise up to the status of Sidney Portier. Thank you for this collection at the library!

May 15, 2013

This is a wonderful film. Raw and real. Nothing Hollywood about it.

Jun 09, 2010

This is a powerful, moving film set early in the civil rights movement. Along the way, it explores class, family relations and other aspects of black life in the American South of those days. I highly recommend it!


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