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Lost in the Stars (1974)





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Lost in the Stars was an American Film Theatre adaptation of the musical play by Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill--which in turn was based on the Alain Paton novel Cry the Beloved Country. Brock Peters portrays a South African minister who goes to the Big City to locate his son Raymond St. Jacques, who is now a criminal in the eyes of the white rulers. The minister forges a curious, foredoomed friendship with a white farmer (Paul Rogers). Lost in the Stars has sometimes been accused of blunting the edge of Paton's angry study of the cruelties of Apartheid; fans of musical theatre will be more politely inclined to this loving filmization of the Broadway play. On its own, Cry the Beloved Country was previously filmed in 1951, with Canada Lee, Sidney Poitier and Charles Carson.


Brock Peters
as Stephen Kumalo
Paul Rogers
as James Jarvis
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
as Johannes
Alan Weeks
as Matthew
Ivor Barry
as Carmichael
Harvey Jason
as Arthur Jarvis
John Holland
as Van Jarsdale
Michael-James Wixted
as Edward Jarvis
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The individual drama, the human cost laid at the doorstep of social policies, saves 'Lost in the Stars.'

February 16, 2012 | Full Review…

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