Purlie

(1981)
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Based on Davis' 1961 play Purlie Victorious (which was later translated into the 1963 film Gone Are the Days! and which included all of the original Broadway cast, including Ruby Dee, Alan Alda, Beah Richards, and Godfrey Cambridge), Purlie is a musical with a book by Ossie Davis, Philip Rose, and Peter Udell, lyrics by Udell, and music by Gary Geld. It won two Tony Awards and was also nominated for Best Musical.

This 1981 television adaptation is directed by Rudi Goldman and stars Broadway cast members Guillaume, Moore, Hemsley, and Hopkins, with Brandon Maggart as Cotchipee, Clarice Taylor as Idilla, and Don Scardino as Charlie. The production won a CableACE Award.

  1. Rudi Goldman

    Director

  2. Peter Udell

    Writer

  3. Philip Rose

    Writer

  4. Ossie Davis

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Robert Guillaume

    Robert Guillaume

  2. Melba Moore

    Melba Moore

  3. Sherman Hemsley

    Sherman Hemsley

  4. Clarice Taylor

    Clarice Taylor

  5. Don Scardino

    Don Scardino

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Status Released

Release Information

  • October 12, 1981
    PG
    Premiere

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    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 22m

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