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A Raisin in the Sun

28th May 1961
2h 8m
Daniel Petrie

A Raisin in the Sun is a 1961 Romantic Drama film released on 28th May; Daniel Petrie directed the film which stars Sidney Poitier, Louis Gossett Jr., and John Fiedler.

MetaCritic
87
Rotten Tomatoes
95%
IMDb
8.0

Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 11:18pm.

Cast (13)

Sidney Poitier's profile Sidney Poitier
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Louis Gossett Jr.'s profile Louis Gossett Jr.
Age at Filming ≈ 24
John Fiedler's profile John Fiedler
Age at Filming ≈ 35
Ruby Dee's profile Ruby Dee
Age at Filming ≈ 38
George DeNormand
Age at Filming ≈ 57
Diana Sands's profile Diana Sands
Age at Filming ≈ 26
Joel Fluellen's profile Joel Fluellen
Age at Filming ≈ 53
Roy Glenn's profile Roy Glenn
Age at Filming ≈ 46
Ivan Dixon
Age at Filming ≈ 29
Bob Sweeney
Age at Filming ≈ 42
Claudia McNeil's profile Claudia McNeil
Age at Filming ≈ 43
Stephen Perry
Age at Filming ≈ 8

Watch A Raisin in the Sun (1961) online

Updated: 29th Jan 2024, 2:02pm

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A Raisin in the Sun Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

8% 0-12
23% 20-29
23% 30-39
23% 40-49
15% 50-59
8% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

23% Female
77% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

A Raisin in the Sun FAQ

When was A Raisin in the Sun released?

A Raisin in the Sun was released on Sunday May 28th, 1961.

How much did A Raisin in the Sun cost to make?

The budget was $1,500,000.

Is A Raisin in the Sun on Netflix?

No, A Raisin in the Sun is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is A Raisin in the Sun on Amazon Prime?

No, A Raisin in the Sun is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is A Raisin in the Sun on Disney Plus?

No, A Raisin in the Sun is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States