The River Niger (1976)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Social Problem Film  |   Release Date - Apr 14, 1976 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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River Niger is a Tony Award-winning play turned to a movie. It features James Earl Jones as a house-painter/poet who struggles to support his cancer-plagued wife (Cicely Tyson). This is a realistic portrayal of the difficulties encountered in the poverty-stricken ghetto.



Black [race], cancer, community, cross-cultural-relations, family, family-tragedy, gangster, ghetto, husband, ideals, poet, poor-family, struggle