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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Actors: Cicely Tyson, Eric Brown, Richard Dysart, Joel Fluellen, Will Hare
Director: John Korty
Genres: Drama, Television
NR     2003     1hr 52min

This 1973 television movie about 110 years of American history as seen through the eyes of a black woman from Louisiana (Cicely Tyson) is a terrific achievement, a window onto racism from the Civil War to the Civil Rights ...  more »


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Actors: Cicely Tyson, Eric Brown, Richard Dysart, Joel Fluellen, Will Hare
Director: John Korty
Creators: James Crabe, Sidney Levin, Philip Barry Jr., Rick Rosenberg, Robert W. Christiansen, Ernest J. Gaines, Tracy Keenan Wynn
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television
Studio: Classic Media
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/14/2003
Original Release Date: 01/31/1974
Theatrical Release Date: 01/31/1974
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 52min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Rachel R.
Reviewed on 7/18/2011...
Acting was superb on Ms. tyson's part. I don't know what percentage of the movie is true, but even if it's only 25% "real", it's worth seeing if you have any interest in the civil war/american slavery period or bible belt civil rights issues.

Very good family-movie-night type movie which should promote interesting discussions.

Movie Reviews

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Joseph E. Blandford | 01/27/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The product was as described and in good working condition. My wife was very satisfied with the product. It is a true story which we had seen in the past but we wanted it for our own personal library, which we hope our grand-children will view in the future."
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Arnita D. Brown | USA | 01/23/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended, a long walk toward freedom, marriage to Joe Pittman, her adopted son Ned's work as an educator, helping to raise Jimmy, who returns as a civil rights worker, and her own decision to become involved in contemporary issues. In between the chapters of her life, the present-day struggles of Blacks in Bayonne. Cicely Tyson's performance as Miss Jane is magnificent. This is a very emotional and moving movie. A tale of incredible endurance and resilience."