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Lost in the Stars Details


Lost in the Stars was an American Film Theatre adaptation of the musical play by [[Performer~P79634~Maxwell Anderson~maxwellanderson]] and [[Performer~P116248~Kurt Weill~kurtweill]]--which in turn was based on the Alain Paton novel Cry the Beloved Country. [[Performer~P56260~Brock Peters~brockpeters]] portrays a South African minister who goes to the Big City to locate his son [[Performer~P112406~Raymond St. Jacques~raymondstjacques]], who is now a criminal in the eyes of the white rulers. The minister forges a curious, foredoomed friendship with a white farmer ([[Performer~P61125~Paul Rogers~paulrogers]]). 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, [[Feature~V11703~Cry the Beloved Country~crythebelovedcountry]] was previously filmed in 1951, with [[Performer~P41348~Canada Lee~canadalee]], [[Performer~P106725~Sidney Poitier~sidneypoitier]] and [[Performer~P11355~Charles Carson~charlescarson]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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


Daniel Mann
Henry T. Weinstein
Ely Landau
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