Based on the ground-breaking Brown vs. the Board of Education case, the made-for-television Separate But Equal follows a young Thurgood Marshall (Sidney Poitier) as a lawyer who argues the racially-charged lawsuit before the Supreme Court. When the black students of Clarendon County, South Carolina are denied their request for a single schoolbus, a bitter and courages battle for justice and equality begins. The NAACP lawyer's desparate fight for the civil rights that didn't come with the outlaw of slavery nearly a century ago becomes an all-encompassing struggle both in his personal life as well as the courtroom. Marshall's opponent is John W. Davis (Burt Lancaster) and the two argue passionately and eloquently before a Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Earl Warren ($Richard Kiley). Separate But Equal is a moving and human dramatization of one of the most pivotal court cases in American history. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi
-- Supreme Court
Segregation -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Drama.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Drama.
Historical television programs.
Fiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Hollywood, California :Paramount Pictures :2014
Jr., 1932- screenwriter, director.
Poitier, Sidney, actor.
Lancaster, Burt, 1913-1994, actor.
Kiley, Richard, actor.
Little, Cleavon, actor.
Republic Pictures Corporation, production company.
Paramount Pictures Corporation, publisher.
CBS DVD (Firm), publisher.
Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster, Richard Kiley, Cleavon Little.
MPAA rating: PG (parental guidance suggested).
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally aired as a television mini-series in 1991.
Special feature: CBS news special, See it now: a study of two cities hosted by Edward R. Murrow.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen (4:3) presentation; Dolby digital stereo.
1 videodisc (191 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.