The River Niger

The River Niger (1976)

Some rivers can't be dammed...some people won't be broken.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1976-04-14
  • User Rating: 6/10 from 1 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: River Niger Company
  • Production Country: United States of America
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An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even tougher, and it takes every ounce of Johnny's love and courage for the couple to make it through their strife, finding redemption in the River Niger.

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  • Art Frank Lombardo Set Decoration
    Production Sidney Beckerman Producer
    Camera Michael D. Margulies Director of Photography
    Production Reuben Cannon Casting
    Editing Irving Lerner Editor
    Directing Krishna Shah Director
    Production Ike Jones Producer
    Sound War Music
    Art Seymour Klate Production Design
    Art Dan Perri Title Designer
    Writing Joseph A. Walker Author
    Costume & Make-Up Eddie M. Barron Hairstylist