The Green Pastures (1936)

Director: Marc Connelly, William Keighley

Writer(s): Roark Bradford (suggested by: Southern Sketches “Ol’ Man Adam and His Chillun'”), Marc Connelly (a fable by), Sheridan Gibney

Starring: Rex Ingram, Oscar Polk, Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson, Frank H. Wilson, George Reed, Abraham Gleaves, Myrtle Anderson, Al Stokes, Edna Mae Harris, James Fuller, George Randol, Ida Forsyne, Ray Martin, Charles Andrews, Dudley Dickerson, Jimmy Burress, Billy Cumby, Ivory Williams, David Bethea, Ernest Whitman, Reginald Fenderson, Slim Thompson, Clinton Rosemond, Hall Johnson Choir, John Alexander, Freddie Archibald, Willie Best, Dorothy Bishop, William Broadus, Donald Brown, Ben Carter, Lillian Davis, Amanda Drayton, Florence Field, Anna Mae Fritz, Jesse Graves, Minnie Gray, Bessie Guy, Jester Hairston, Theresa Harris, Philip Hurlic, John Larkin, Johnny Lee, Bessie Lyle, Etta McDaniel, Mantan Moreland, Etta Moten, Clarence Muse, Louise Price, Leon Randall, Charlotte Sneed, Carolynne Snowden, Fred ‘Snowflake’ Toones, Duke Upshaw, Emil Van Horn, Benevenita Washington, Rosena Weston, Bertha Wright

Synopsis: God, heaven, and several Old Testament stories, including the Creation and Noah’s Ark, are described supposedly using the perspective of rural, black Americans.

Release Date: August 1, 1936 (USA) | Length: 93 min | Genre: Disaster, Drama, Religion, War | Certificate: Approved

Note: The IMDB cast list lists two different people as playing Viney Prohack (Lillian Davis and Louise Price). I identified as many people as I could.