Dutchman is a 1967 British drama film directed by Anthony Harvey and starring Shirley Knight and Al Freeman, Jr.[1] It was based on the 1964 play Dutchman by Amiri Baraka (aka Le Roi Jones) who wrote the screenplay adaptation. John Barry wrote the score. The movie tells the story of a black man who meets a white woman while riding the subway in New York City.

Although not shown widely, the film was critically well-received and was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, where Shirley Knight received the Volpi Cup for best actress.

Bosley Crowther wrote a critical review of the film in the New York Times.[2]



  1. ^ "Dutchman". Archived from the original on 17 January 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  2. ^ Crowther, Bosley (28 February 1967). "Screen: 'Dutchman' Padded for Film:Little Carnegie Shows Jones's Protest Play British Director Gets Message Confused". The New York Times.