Purlie Victorious (1963)
Wanting to convert an old barn in rural Georgia into a church, a self-ordained minister seeks out the dying plantation owner entrusted with his late sister's inheritance. With the help of his wife and the man's liberal son, he sets in motion a daring scheme to make his dreams come true. Winning social satire stars Ossie Davis (who also adapted the story from his own play), Ruby Dee, Godfrey Cambridge, Sorrell Booke, and Alan Alda (his film debut). AKA: "Gone Are The Days!," "The Man From C.O.T.T.O.N." 100 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; interview.