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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, Paul Rogers was previously filmed in 1951, with Canada Lee, Sidney Poitier and Charles Carson. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Ivor Barry
as Carmichael
William Glover
as Eland
John Hawker
as Paulus
John Holland
as Van Jarsdale
Harvey Jason
as Arthur Jarvis
Paul Rogers
as James Jarvis
Raymond St. Jacques
as John Kumalo
Myrna White
as Linda
Michael-James Wixted
as Edward Jarvis
Brock Peters
as Stephen Kumalo
Melba Moore
as Irina
Clifton Davis
as Absalom
Paulene Myers
as Grace
Paula Kelly
as Rose
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
as Johannes
William Glover
as Eland
Melba Moore
as Irina
Myrna White
as Linda
Ivor Barry
as Carmichael
John Hawker
as Paulus
Paula Kelly
as Rose
Harvey Jason
as Arthur Jarvis
Brock Peters
as Stephen Kumalo
Clifton Davis
as Absalom
John Holland
as Van Jarsdale
Paulene Myers
as Grace
Paul Rogers
as James Jarvis
Michael-James Wixted
as Edward Jarvis
Raymond St. Jacques
as John Kumalo

Crew

Daniel Mann
Director
Henry T. Weinstein
Producer
Ely Landau
Producer
Alan Paton
Book Author
Maxwell Anderson
Play Author
Maxwell Anderson
From Musical by
Alex North
Musical Direction/Supervision
Kurt Weill
Featured Music
Jack Martin Smith
Art Director
Paula Kelly
Choreography
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