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12 Ratings


Directed by Martin Ritt
United States, 1974
Drama, Biography


White Pat Conroy was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina. In March, 1969 under the Beaufort School District, he starts a job teaching at a small poor school located on Daufuskie Island, an island in a South Carolina river delta, the island accessible only by boat.

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Conrack Directed by Martin Ritt

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1976 | Winner: UN Award

Writers Guild of America

1975 | Nominee: Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium (Screen)

Critics reviews

Conrack is quietly informed by a variety of small gestures of common dramatic sense that gradually accumulate to a surprisingly poignant whole—a dramatic approach that was a specialty of the film’s underrated director, Martin Ritt, who displayed a rare and remarkable understanding of the ghosts and the poetry of the American South. Ritt frames the film’s images with an engaging openness that achieves a subtly ironic effect that recalls his prior film, Sounder:
March 25, 2014
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