Saturday, October 29, 2022
“Claudine (Diahann Carroll) has a number of problems, including a small Harlem apartment and six children, who are all that remain of two marriages and what the Welfare Department describes as two “consensual unions.” Although she is on welfare, Claudine works clandestinely as a maid in the Riverdale section of the Bronx to give her kids something more than the bare necessities.
“When Claudine falls in love with an exuberant, twice – married garbageman named Roop (James Earl Jones), matters become more complicated. Roop sees welfare as the ultimate indignity. Nothing short of castration. If he moves in with her, she can remain on welfare, but she must deduct every thing he gives her. However, if he loses his job, he too must go on welfare whether he wants to or not. To top everything off, Roop is sued for the nonsupport of his own children and his salary is garnisheed.”” – Vincent Candy, New York Times
- Year 1974
- Running Time 92 minutes
- Format DCP
- Distributor Disney
- Director John Berry
- Cast Dihann Carroll, James Earl Jones
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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