Cinema: The New Pictures: Jun. 29, 1936

The Green Pastures (Warner) is the nearest thing there is to modern U. S. folk drama. As a stage play, it ran for five years in 203 cities. There were 1,779 performances, approximately $3,000,000 receipts. As a creative work, it originated in the mind of Roark Bradford, whose stories in Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun supplied the manner, mood and dialog. Roark Bradford's connection with The Green Pastures has since been overshadowed by that of Marc Connelly, who was shrewd enough to see a play in Ol' Man Adam and able...

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