Movie "Sounder" (1972)

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    Runtime 1 hr 45 min
    Premiere: World April 26, 1973
    Premiere: USA August 13, 1972
    Digital: World December 2, 2014
    Production Companies Radnitz/Mattel ProductionsRainbow Group


    The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food.

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    While the book centers on the family's concern for the dog, screenwriter Lonne Elder III stated that he preferred to focus on the family's daily survival, due to the inherent difficulties in centering a film on a non-human protagonist. He noted that he at first refused the assignment, but producer Robert B. Radnitz and director Martin Ritt convinced him to work with them, as "I wanted to keep Sounder accurate in its historical context, and not go off on any present-day fantasies."

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