Rent A Raisin in the Sun on DVD

A Raisin in the Sun

1961 Rated UR 2hr 8m

Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee shine in this film version of Lorraine Hansberry's play about an inner-city black family. Poitier plays Walter Lee Younger, a chauffeur with a wife (Dee) and family to support. When a financial windfall puts Younger's dream of starting his own business within reach, the family is plunged into conflict with one another and with the intolerant world around them.

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Movie Details

1962 BAFTA®
1962 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Top 100 Movies nominee
Unrated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1


Korean, Chinese Simplified, Thai, Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral), English

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

interactive menus, scene access, production notes, enhanced for 16x9 TVs , trailer(s) , cast and crew information.