Claudine (Diahann Carroll) is a single mother raising six children in the projects of Harlem. What little money she earns comes directly from a rich family for whom she keeps house. Struggling to make ends meet, she resorts to welfare. Claudine works to keep her dignity in the face of the humiliating hoops the welfare system--a system created precisely for women like her--forces her to jump through. She finds grace and romance in a pleasant garbage collector (James Earl Jones). Falling in love, the two work together to fight societal hypocrisy and to keep Claudine's family unit afloat.
Released in 1974 during blaxploitation's prime, CLAUDINE offered a more humanistic view of the black American experience. The independent feature showed African-Americans in a light they would not regularly be seen in for at least another decade. In addition to its warm depiction of ghetto romance, the film is also remembered for the soundtrack featuring Curtis Mayfield and Gladys Knight and the Pips. Diahann Carroll earned an Oscar nomination for her lead performance.
John Berry - American Director
Jack Berry - American Director
Socorro Stephens - American Actor, CLAUDINE (1974)
Roxie Roker - American Actress, THE JEFFERSONS
Tina Pine - SCREENWRITER
Curtis Mayfield - American Singer/Songwriter
Lester Pine - SCREENWRITER
Bernard Barrow - Actor
Stefan Gierasch - Film & televison actor
Tamu Blackwell - American Actress, CLAUDINE (1974)
Tamu - American Actress, CLAUDINE (1974)
Yvette Curtis - ACTRESS\"CLAUDINE"
Diahann Carroll - American Actress/Singer
Carol Diahann Johnson - American Actress/Singer
James Earl Jones - Actor/Voice
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 95
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 024543061830
- Genre: Drama
- Rating: PG (MPAA)
- Release Date: January 2005