The Old Settler


1h 30m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Adaptation of John Henry Redwood's play, set in Harlem in the 1940s, about two sisters whose lives are altered when a young Southern man takes temporary lodging in their apartment. Quilly, newly separated from her husband, has come to live with her never-married sister Elizabeth. She is dismayed to

Film Details

Also Known As
Old Settler, PBS Hollywood Presents (04/25/01)
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Period
Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Adaptation of John Henry Redwood's play, set in Harlem in the 1940s, about two sisters whose lives are altered when a young Southern man takes temporary lodging in their apartment. Quilly, newly separated from her husband, has come to live with her never-married sister Elizabeth. She is dismayed to learn that her cash-strapped sibling has rented a room in their modest Harlem apartment to a handsome young boarder, Husband Witherspoon. Husband has traveled from rural South Carolina to search for his hometown sweetheart, Lou Bessie. Husband soon learns that Lou Bessie has become a fast-living party girl known as Charmaine. Though he tries, Husband is unable to fit into her world. Desperate for real companionship, Husband reaches out to the much-older Elizabeth and convinces her that their romance can work. The two begin a love affair over the objections of Quilly and Lou Bessie, who dismisses Elizabeth as "an old settler" -- a woman who has reached middle age with no prospect of marriage.

Crew

Debbie Allen

Executive Producer

Tom Ancell

Sound Mixer

Dwight D Andrews

Music

Louisa V Anthony

Hairdresser

Jim Bandy

Lighting Director

Gordon Bell

Technical Director

Bettina Bennewitz

Production Supervisor

Lillian Benson

Editor

Christopher Brown

Art Director

Michelle Crenshaw

Assistant Camera Operator

Doug Davey

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Lisa Dent

Art Assistant

Todd A Dos Reis

Camera Operator

Rob Drake

Carpenter

Simon Edery

Unit Production Manager

Simon Edery

Producer

Stu Erwin

Executive Consultant

Pat Zinn Etheridge

Costume Supervisor

Robert Ewing

Sound Supervisor

Simone Farber

Stage Manager

C Romania Ford

Makeup

Christopher Gray

Casting

Christopher Haire

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jason Howard

Set Decorator

John Iacovelli

Production Designer

Yvonne Johnson

Rights & Clearances

Eric P Jones

Production

Scott Klein

Colorist

Mary C. Lane

Costume Supervisor

Ralph Lopez

Audio

Marilyn Matthews

Costume Designer

Mary Mazur

Executive Producer

Jo Mcginley

Art Assistant

Richard Morrison

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Yasmin Muniz

Boom Operator

Wayne Norman

Camera Operator

Shauneille Perry

Writer

Mike Post

Theme Music

Jacobs Rahi

Main Title Design

Phylicia Rashad

Executive Producer

John Henry Redwood

Play As Source Material

John Retsek

Art Director

Edwin Schiernecker

Gaffer

Cory Shiozaki

Assistant Camera Operator

John W. Simmons

Director Of Photography

Kim Smith

Post-Production Supervisor

Roger Terracina

Production

David Terry

Key Grip

Bill Wall

Property Master

Pete Washburn

Art Assistant

Ryan Westheimer

Production Coordinator

George Wycoff

Boom Operator

Film Details

Also Known As
Old Settler, PBS Hollywood Presents (04/25/01)
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Period
Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

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