Watermelon Man

1970

Melvin Van Peebles
Director
Columbia Pictures
Production Company

Comedy of racial issues. Cambridge plays a white man who suddenly finds himself black one morning, much to his horror.

I can't imagine that this has dated well. Very funny and astute then...how far have we come I wonder?

Actually I disagree with myself, this has aged very well possibly because we seem to be regressing equality-wise!

IMDb credits Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson but I think someone has him confused with Mantan Moreland.



27th May 1970
Cinema






14th September 2004
DVD









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Godfrey Cambridge
Jeff Gerber
Estelle Parsons
Alfia Gerber
Howard Caine
Townsend
D'Urville Martin
bus driver
Mantan Moreland
counterman
Kay Kimberly
Erica
Kay E. Kuter
Dr. Wainwright
Scott Garrett
Burton Gerber
Erin Moran
Janice Gerber
Irving Selbst
Johnson
Emil Sitka
delivery man
Lawrence Parke
1st passenger
Karl Lukas
policeman#2
Ray Ballard
3rd passenger
Robert Dagny
2nd passenger
Paul Williams
Employment Office Clerk (as Paul H. Williams)
Ralph Montgomery
drugstore boss
Charles Lampkin
Dr. Catlin
Vivian Rhodes
Gladys
Erik L. Nelson
Doorman (as Erik Nelson)
Matthias Uitz
cab driver
Rhodie Cogan
Mrs Johnson
Donna Dubrow
receptionist
Frank Farmer
Andy Brandon
Hazel Medina
widow
Almira Sessions
Woman on Bus
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