Native Son | 1986

Drama, Adaptation
In Chicago during the Depression, an African-American man named Bigger Thomas is trying to improve his station in life through his job as chauffeur to a weathly white family. In addition to bossing Bigger around, the ...more

Cast

... Mrs Dalton

Actor

... Bessie

Actor

... Jan

Actor

... Doc

Actor

... Max

Actor

... Bigger Thomas

Actor

... Mary Dalton

Actor

... Mr Dalton

Actor

... Peggy

Actor

... Gus

Actor

... Buckley

Actor

... Britton

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Source Material (from novel)

Company

American Playhouse

Production Company

American Playhouse

Production Company

Cinetudes Film Productions

Production Company

Synopsis

In Chicago during the Depression, an African-American man named Bigger Thomas is trying to improve his station in life through his job as chauffeur to a weathly white family. In addition to bossing Bigger around, the family's daugther also routinely make advances to him. One evening when she is drunkenly flirting with him in her bedroom, the girl's blind mother comes into the room, and Bigger, sure that he will be accused of rape, attempts to stiffle the girl, accidentally killing her. Panicked, Bigger hides her body and claims that she was kidnapped by her boyfriend, a communist activist. But Bigger is charged with the murder and ultimately executed.

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