What's the Difference between A Raisin In The Sun the Play and A Raisin In The Sun the Movie?

Drama

A Raisin In The Sun

79%
Released: 1959
Playwrite: Lorraine Hansberry

A Raisin In The Sun

21%
Released: 1961
Director: Daniel Petrie
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Walter Lee Younger
Walter Lee Younger
Portrayed by: Sidney Poitier
Ruth Younger
Ruth Younger
Portrayed by: Ruby Dee
Lena Younger
Lena Younger
Portrayed by: Claudia McNeil
Beneatha Younger
Beneatha Younger
Portrayed by: Diana Sands
Travis Younger
Travis Younger
Portrayed by: Stephen Perry
Karl Lindner
Karl Lindner
Portrayed by: John Fiedler
Joseph Asagai
Joseph Asagai
Portrayed by: Ivan Dixon
George Murchinson
George Murchinson
Portrayed by: Louis Gossett
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Willie Harris
Portrayed by: Roy Glenn
A Raisin In The Sun Play vs Movie
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In the Play In the Movie
   Walter works as a chauffeur for a rich white family, but his job is only described and we never see him at work Early on we see him working at his job
   Lena gives Walter the $6,500 in their apartment She gives it to him in a bar
   Walter tells Lena that the liquor store is important to him while they are in the living room He tells her this in their bedroom
   Walter tells his family that he lost all the money to a man named Willie Harris, whom he gave the money to to invest in the liquor store, but he instead ran off with it This scene is actually depicted, and later Walter tells his family what happened
   Beneatha cuts a lot of her hair off she never cuts it
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