The Old Settler (2001)


The Old Settler is the story of two middle-aged sisters, Elizabeth and Quilly, who share an apartment in Harlem in 1943. The sisters quarrel amiably, but they share a wounded history that becomes revealed as the tale unfolds. An earnest but unworldly young man named Husband travels up from the South to board with the sisters while he searches for his beloved Lou Bessie, who left their small town a few years back to find a new life. Husband would like to bring Lou Bessie back home, but she's enamored with the excitement of the city, and her plans are more complicated. In time, Elizabeth and Husband begin a courtship that may or may not overcome their considerable age difference, while Quilly reacts disapprovingly.

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Release Date: 2001-04-25
Status: Released
Run time: 87 min / 1:27
Production Studio : Chocolate Swan Inc., KCET, Red Bird Productions, Public Broadcasting Service
Production Country: United States of America

The Old Settler Casts

Phylicia Rashād
as Elizabeth Barney
Debbie Allen
as Quilly McGrath
Bumper Robinson
as Husband
Crystal R. Fox
as Lou Bessie / Charmaine (as Crystal Fox)
Bebe Drake
as Geneva
Randy J. Goodwin
as Bucket
Eartha Robinson
as Lula Mae
Ella Joyce
as Waitress
Paul Mooney
as Man at Counter
Michael Ralph
as Speaker
Steven Smith
as Herman

The Old Settler Crew

Directing Debbie Allen Director
Writing John Henry Redwood Writer
Writing Shauneille Perry Teleplay
Editing Lillian Benson Editor
Sound George Wycoff Boom Operator