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The Late Film: Watermelon Man


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starring Godfrey Cambridge Estelle Parsons
In this hard-edged comedy,
Jeff Gerber is a bigoted, loud-mouthed, racist American businessman, who awakes one morning to discover he has metamorphosed into a black man. His ' liberal' wife leaves him and, rejected by the people he knew, he joins the underbelly of American society.
Screenplay by HERMAN raucher Produced by JOHN B. BENNETT
Directed by MELVIN VAN PEEBLES Films: page 16


Unknown: Godfrey Cambridge
Unknown: Estelle Parsons
Unknown: Jeff Gerber
Play By: Herman Raucher
Produced By: John B. Bennett
Directed By: Melvin van Peebles
Jeff Gerber: Godfrey Cambridge
Althea Gerber: Estelle Parsons
Mr Townsend: Howard Caine
Bus driver: D'Urville Martin
Counterman: Mantan Moreland
Erica: Kay Kimberly
Dr Wainwright: Kay E Kuter
Burton Gerber: Scott Garrett
Janice Gerber: Erin Moran
Mr Johnson: Irving Selbst
Delivery man: Emil Sitka
First passenger: Lawrence Parke

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The Late Film: Watermelon Man

BBC One London, 27 May 1983 23.15

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