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A Dream for Christmas (1973)

A Southern minister is assigned to a poor church in California where the congregation is drifting away and the church itself is scheduled for demolition.

Director:

Ralph Senensky

Writers:

John McGreevey (teleplay), Max Hodge (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hari Rhodes ... Rev. Will Douglas
Beah Richards ... Grandma Bessie
Lynn Hamilton ... Sarah Douglas
George Spell George Spell ... Joey Douglas
Robert DoQui ... George Briggs (as Robert Do Qui)
Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen ... Arthur Rogers
Juanita Moore ... Fannie Mitchell
Clarence Muse ... Donald Freeland
Sarina C. Grant Sarina C. Grant ... Marge Fuller (as Sarina Grant)
Maidie Norman ... Jennie Daley
Ta-Ronce Allen Ta-Ronce Allen ... Emmarine Douglas (as Taronce Allen)
Bebe Redcross Bebe Redcross ... Becky Douglas
Marlon Adams Marlon Adams ... Bradley Douglas
Dennis Hines Dennis Hines ... Cotter
Zara Cully ... Beth Rogers
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A Southern minister is assigned to a poor church in California where the congregation is drifting away and the church itself is scheduled for demolition.

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african american | christmas | See All (2) »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1973 (USA) See more »

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Lorimar Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Reverend Will Douglas: Are you a Baptist, by chance?
Charlie Pritchard: I'm a Baptist, but not by chance. I was born a Baptist.
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Good family entertainment
20 January 2014 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I hadn't heard of this made for TV movie before it aired on the Me TV channel during the holidays. While it's not a classic in its field, it does prove to be a pleasurable watch. It's interesting that the entire cast is made up of African-Americans, and equally interesting that these character and experiences have been almost totally written to be universal regardless of what your ethnicity might be. And while the central character is a preacher struggling to keep his church alive, the movie wisely doesn't lay on the religion thick - his words and actions are also universal to all viewers regardless of what your religion might be. If there is a criticism to be levelled at this movie, it is that there isn't enough plot for its 100 minute length - things progress at a pretty slow speed. Aside from that, this is a good movie for the entire family.


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