The River Niger Trailer

The River Niger Trailer (1976)

"Some rivers can't be dammed...some people won't be broken." 14 April 1976 Drama 105 mins

An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even tougher, and it takes every ounce of Johnny's love and courage for the couple to make it through their strife, finding redemption in the River Niger.

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James Earl Jones

as Johnny Williams

Cicely Tyson

as Mattie Williams

Louis Gossett, Jr.

as Dr. Dudley Stanton

Glynn Turman

as Jeff Williams

Jonelle Allen

as Ann Vanderguild

Roger E. Mosley

as Big Moe Hayes

Charles Weldon

as Skeeter

Hilda Haynes

as Wilhelmina Geneva Brow

Ed Crick

as White Police Lieutenant

Tony Burton

as Black Policeman



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International Releases Dates

United States 14 April 1976

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