Nothing But a Man Overlooked for nearly 30 years, the compelling Nothing But a Man is a treasure of African-American film. Ivan Dixon ( Hogan's Heroes ) plays Duff… Nothing But a Man Overlooked for nearly 30 years, the compelling Nothing But a Man is a treasure of African-American film. Ivan Dixon ( Hogan's Heroes ) plays Duff…
Video Review

Nothing But a Man (1994)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
EW's GRADE
A

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Drama; With: Ivan Dixon and Abbey Lincoln

Overlooked for nearly 30 years, the compelling Nothing But a Man is a treasure of African-American film. Ivan Dixon (Hogan's Heroes) plays Duff Anderson, a black man trying to break his family's cycle of neglect and self-loathing while maintaining his dignity in racially intolerant Alabama. Filmed in black and white during the tumultuous civil rights era, Nothing offers a subtle lesson in individual and community responsibility. Plus, jazz great Abbey Lincoln costars as Duff's demure and patient wife.

Originally posted Mar 04, 1994 Published in issue #212 Mar 04, 1994 Order article reprints
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