• Publication date: February 23, 2014

The Color Purple

The harsh life of a young black girl Growing up in the early 20th century America.

  • Publication date: February 23, 2014

The Color Purple

Program data

Duration: 150

Production Year: 1985

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(mbc.net) The Color Purple is a period drama film, directed by Steven Spielberg marking his first “serious” film and a break from his usual entertainment fanfares. It tells the harsh life story of Celie Harris a young black girl living in the beginning of the 20th century America, marked by poverty, racism and sexism. 

The first time we meet Celie, she is only 14 years old and pregnant by her – father! The story covers 30 years of Celie’s life from that moment onward. During this span, we will witness her harsh reality and daily struggles, as she vogues the hard reality of her times.

But this is above all a story of transformation and triumph as Celie will try and learn to love herself again, and maybe even life by consequences.


  • Whoopi Goldberg as Celie Harris Johnson
  • Danny Glover as Albert Johnson ("Mister")
  • Oprah Winfrey as Sofia
  • Margaret Avery as Shug Avery
  • Akosua Busia as Nettie Harris
  • Adolph Caesar as Old Mister
  • Willard Pugh as Harpo Johnson
  • Rae Dawn Chong as Squeak
  • Laurence Fishburne as Swain

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Rating: PG-13