Minstrel Man (1977)

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During the early 1900's, 2 black brothers who work in a traveling minstrel have different goals; one's determined to succeed in a field which is dominated by white performers in blackface, ... See full summary »


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5 August 2007 | fenton-jay
| An Inspiring film that is NOT "lost".
I've read a number of comments here on the IMDb about the 1977 MINSTREL MAN being "lost". I'm unsure about Mr. Cosby's involvement, but I doubt he would try to suppress a film that has an undeniably positive view of African-Americans, especially with that extraordinary and uplifting ending.

The original producing company, Viacom (assuming they still hold the copyright) is still in existence and highly successful. Even if it has lost the copyright, I can guarantee you that this film does indeed exist and is not "lost". Why it hasn't been made available to the public via DVD is probably because few people know about it. It is after all thirty years old this year-----------and most people aren't interested in a film-----------let alone a TV film---------that is older than a year or so.

I agree with the posters who say this is one of televisions finest moments, and hopefully someday it will become available to all of you.

Jay Allan Fenton


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2 March 1977



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