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Just an Old Sweet Song (1976)

A black family from Detroit takes a two-week vacation in the South. The trip changes their lives.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mary Alice ... Helen Mayfield
Edward Binns ... Mr. Claypool
Sonny Jim Gaines Sonny Jim Gaines ... Trunk
Minnie Gentry Minnie Gentry ... Aunt Velvet
Eric Hooks Eric Hooks ... Highpockets
Kevin Hooks ... Junior
Robert Hooks ... Nate Simmons
Lincoln Kilpatrick ... Joe Mayfield
Tia Rance Tia Rance ... Darlene
Beah Richards ... Grandma
Cicely Tyson ... Priscilla Simmons
Philip Wende Philip Wende ... Sheriff
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A black family from Detroit takes a two-week vacation in the South. The trip changes their lives.

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Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Down Home See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MTM Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This telefilm was originally intended to be the pilot for an MTM series called "Kinfolk." Although there was news of the series being in production, apparently none of the networks were interested in picking up the show (CBS would have had the first crack at buying it). Thus, "Kinfolk" was permanently shelved. See more »

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