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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