Master Harold ... And the Boys

Synopsis: This movie is of Hally, an adolescent white South African. He is stuck between his intolerant father's outlook of him and those of his caretaker, Sam. Sam is a black waiter and Hally's friend and teacher. Hally is required to laugh at his father's racist jokes, by contrast, Sam exposes Hally to uplifting experiences. One day Hally was terribly humiliated by his father and Sam shows Hally how to be proud of something he can achieve.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Lonny Price
Production: Lorimar Productions
87 min

How do you

spell gimp?

Lost his legs in the

Great War, huh, Hally?


Stupid cripple.


It's true, Boet Sam.

H ilda Samuels

is a bitch!

Three nights now

she doesn't come


I wind up gramophone,

I get record ready,

and I sit and wait.

Ten o'clock I start

dancing with my pillow.


How's your pillow

with the quickstep?

Good! And why?

Because she's got no legs.

That's her trouble.

She can't move

them quick enough.

Struesgod, she doesn't

come tonight

I take back my dress,

my ballroom shoes

I find me

a new partner.

Size 26.

Shoe size 7.

Hey, Willie.

Ja, and now she's

making trouble for me

with the baby again.

Reports me to

child welfare

that I'm not

giving her money.

Haai boet Sam man.

She lies, Boet Sam.

Every week I am giving

her money for milk.

And how do I know

its my baby?

Only his hair

look like me.

[Clicks tongue]


[Thunder rolling]


Good morning, Madam.


Good morning.

Morning. Did you

oversleep again, Willie?

Or are you going

to blame the bus

this time?

The bus was late, Madam,

and the police were

checking for passes.

Ja, every day

a new excuse.

It's true, M rs. Ballard.

It was easier when

we were allowed to

live here in town.

Ja, okay. H urry up now.

The water's not

even boiling.

And Willie.

Yes, Madam.

I want clean

tablecloths out.

Yes, Madam.

Come, come.

[Tuning radio]

The Population

Registration Act

and the Bantu

Education Act.

Music, Boet Sam.

Hendrik Verwoerd,

Minister of Native Affairs

was compiling

a curriculum...

Okay, Willie.

[Tunes to dancing music,

female sings foreign language]




[Loud music]

[Willie sings along]

Hey, hey, hey. This is

a tea room, not a sheen.

Sorry, Madam.

Sorry, Madam.

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