“ANNA LUCASTA – (1959) starring Eartha Kitt and Sammy Davis Jr.”

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Anna Lucasta (1959 film)

Directed by Arnold Laven
Produced by Sidney Harmon
Written by Philip Yordan
Starring Eartha Kitt
Sammy Davis Jr.
Henry Scott
Music by Elmer Bernstein
(Lee Osborne music editor)
Cinematography Lucien Ballard
Edited by Richard C. Meyer
Robert Lawrence
Longridge Enterprises
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
November 26, 1958 (Chicago-world premier)

January 16, 1959 (New York City)

February 1959
(general release)[1]
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English


Anna Lucasta a 1958 film was directed by Arnold Laven and written by Philip Yordan. It stars Eartha Kitt, Sammy Davis Jr., and Henry Scott.[1][2] It is a remake of the 1949 version (directed by Irving Rapper and starring Paulette Goddard), which itself was an adaptation of Yordan’s 1936 stage play.



At the family home in Los Angeles, patriarch Joe Lucasta learns that his friend Otis has sold a farm, distributing the proceeds to his children. Otis’…

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