Ivan Dixon and Abbey Lincoln star in "Nothing But a Man."
Duff Anderson (Ivan Dixon) is a Black railroad worker who (along with a crew of other men) is laying track near a
small town in Alabama. One evening, he goes into town and wanders into an evening church service. While there, he
meets a beautiful young woman named Josie (Abbey Lincoln), who is also the pastor's daughter.
They date. They fall in love. But their romance encounters many problems. One of them is her father who
doesn't approve of his daughter becoming involved with a man who hasn't been to college. Another problem
is the town itself which is overtly racist and refuses to treat Duff as "Nothing But a Man."
Ivan Dixon's portrayal as Duff Anderson in "Nothing But a Man" is absolutely superb. It is one of the most
positive screen portrayals of an African-American man ever done in a movie.
Stirring. Powerful. Sincere. "Nothing But a Man" is an Excellent Movie!
• Ivan Dixon, who stars in "Nothing But a Man", also starred in two other Top 100 Black Classic Movies:
"A Raisin in the Sun" and "Car Wash." Ivan Dixon became a famous television star for his role on the WWII
television show "Hogan's Heroes." He played the character Sergeant "Kinch" Kinchloe on the program for
five years from 1965- 1970.