GenreBiography, Drama Initial DVD releaseFebruary 3, 2001 CountryUnited States
Release dateDecember 11, 1978 (1978-12-11) WriterLonne Elder III (written for television by), Marcy Heidish (based on the book by) CastCicely Tyson, Orson Welles, Will Geer, James Wainwright, Mae Mercer Similar moviesRelated Paul Wendkos movies
TaglineSlave; African American; Escape; Prejudice; Social Injustice
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A Woman Called Moses is a television miniseries based on the life of Harriet Tubman, the escaped African American slave who helped to organize the Underground Railroad, and who led dozens of African Americans from enslavement in the Southern United States to freedom in the Northern states and Canada. Narrated by Orson Welles, the production was broadcast on the NBC television network on December 11 and 12, 1978. Tubman was portrayed by Cicely Tyson.
The soundtrack music was by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson and soul music composer/arranger/singer Van McCoy contributed some music to the series, which was featured on a soundtrack album released by MCA Records.
Cicely Tyson/ Olivia - Harriet Tubman
Will Geer - Thomas Garrett
Robert Hooks - William Still
James Wainwright - Andrew Coleman
Jason Bernard - Daddy Ben Ross
Clifford David - Doc Thompson
Judyann Elder - Bernette Wilson
John Getz - Stewart
Mae Mercer - Aunt Juba
Harry Rhodes - Tavwell Robinson
James Sikking - McCracken
Charles Weldon - Shadrack Davis
Dick Anthony Williams - John Tubman
Narrated by Orson Welles
The miniseries was first released on VHS on September 29, 1992, followed by a DVD release on February 3, 2001.