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Cicely Tyson was Emmy-nominated as Outstanding Actress for her portrait of a Chicago schoolteacher whose remarkable achievements with black children labelled "unteachable" were spotlighted in a 1979 "60 Minutes" segment about how she became disillusioned with the traditional school system and decided to work outside of it, transforming her students into young scholars through her unique teaching style.

  1. Peter Levin

    Director

  2. Clifford Campion

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Cicely Tyson

    Cicely Tyson

    Marva Collins

  2. Morgan Freeman

    Morgan Freeman

    Clarence Collins

  3. Rodrick F. Wimberly

    Martin Luther Jones (as Roderick Wimberly)

  4. Mashaune Hardy

    Cindy Collins

  5. Brett Bouldin

    Patrick Collins

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The Marva Collins Story

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Status Released

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  • December 1, 1981
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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

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