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A young, idealistic man returns home to the plantation where he grew up in servitude. With him, he brings his fiance, Lutiebelle, in hopes of convincing the plantation owner that she is really his cousin in order to secure the family inheritance. To aid in the comic complications that follow are his family members Missy and Gitlow, and the plantation owners endearing (but ineffectual) son Charlie.

  1. Nicholas Webster


  2. Ossie Davis


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ossie Davis

    Ossie Davis

    Reverend Purlie Victorious Judson

  2. Ruby Dee

    Ruby Dee

    Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins

  3. Godfrey Cambridge

    Godfrey Cambridge

    Gitlow Judson

  4. Hilda Haynes

    Missy Judson

  5. Beah Richards

    Beah Richards

    Idella Landy

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Gone Are the Days!


Status Released

Release Information

  • August 9, 1963


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 39m

Budget -

Revenue -



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