Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Norman... Is That You?

1976 American Feature

Cast: Redd Foxx, Pearl Bailey, Dennis Dugan, Michael Warren, Tamara Dobson, Vernée Watson and Jayne Meadows
Director: George Schlatter
Writers: George Schlatter, Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick, based on the play Norman, Is That You? by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick

A gruff father is distraught when he discovers his son is gay and is determined to set him "straight".


  • Internet Movie Database: 5.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Audience: 78%
  • OMG rating: 1/10

  • DVD: Not available
  • Book: Available


  • Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick's play Norman, Is That You? opened on Broadway in 1970. It was the first mainstream play to have an entirely open and comedic treatment of the topic of homosexuality. Directed by George Abbott, the production starred Lou Jacobi and Maureen Stapleton as Norman's parents. For the film version, the characters were changed from a Jewish family to an African American family.

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