The River Niger

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1976
  • Running time: 105 min
The River Niger is a 1976 film adaptation of the 1972 Joseph A. Walker play of the same title. The film was directed by Krishna Shah, and starred James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson, and Louis Gossett, Jr. The film had a limited commercial release in 1976... read more
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The River Niger is a 1976 film adaptation of the 1972 Joseph A. Walker play of the same title. The film was directed by Krishna Shah, and starred James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson, and Louis Gossett, Jr. The film had a limited commercial release in 1976 and has rarely been seen in later years. The soundtrack is by War, including the theme song "River Niger".

Original Release

04/14/1976

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Cast

James Earl Jones Johnny Williams
Cicely Tyson Mattie Williams
Louis Gossett Jr. Dr. Dudley Stanton
Glynn Turman Jeff Williams
Jonelle Allen Ann Vanderguild
Roger E. Mosley Big Moe Hayes
Ralph Wilcox Al
Teddy Wilson Chips
Charles Weldon Skeeter
Shirley Jo Finney Gail
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Krishna Shah

Writers

Joseph A. Walker

Cast

James Earl Jones Johnny Williams
Cicely Tyson Mattie Williams
Louis Gossett Jr. Dr. Dudley Stanton
Glynn Turman Jeff Williams
Jonelle Allen Ann Vanderguild
Roger E. Mosley Big Moe Hayes
Ralph Wilcox Al
Teddy Wilson Chips
Charles Weldon Skeeter
Shirley Jo Finney Gail
Hilda Haynes Wilhelmina Geneva Brown
Ed Crick White Police Lieutenant
Tony Burton Black Policeman
Zakes Mokae

Producers

Editors

Irving Lerner

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