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Pioneers of African-American cinema

Musser, Charles(contributor,, commentator.). Stewart, Jacqueline Najuma 1970-(contributor,, commentator.). DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid(film producer,, contributor,, composer.). Wood, Bret(film producer,, commentator.). ... Read More
Two knights of vaudeville: Jimmy Marshall, Frank Montgomery, Florence McClain, Bert Murphy. (Cast). A reckless rover: Sam Robinson. (Cast). Within our gates: Evelyn Preer, William Starks, Mattie Edwards, Grant Edwards, E.G. Tatum, Jack Chenault. (Cast). ... Read More

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Pack Memorial Library FF 54188 DVD (Text) 0020513408367 Adult Video Available -

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  • ISBN: 9786316516299
  • ISBN: 6316516290
  • Physical Description: videorecording
    videodisc
    5 videodiscs (approximately 1227 minutes) : silent and sound, black and white and color tinted ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (76 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kino Classics, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Films originally produced 1915-1946.
Booklet, titled Pioneers of African-American cinema: film notes, includes an introduction by Paul D. ... Read More
Special features include commentary by Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, Charles Musser, Bret Wood, S. ... Read More
Body and soul: Based on the novel by Oscar Micheaux.
Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A.: Based on the story "Miss Thompson" by W. Somerset Maugham.
Ten minutes to live: Based on the short stories "The Faker", "The Killer", and "Harlem after ... Read More
Ten nights in a bar room: Based on the novel by Timothy Shay Arthur and the stage adaptation by ... Read More
The birthright: Based on the novel by Thomas Sigismund Stribling.
The exile: Based on the novel The Conquest by Oscar Micheaux.
The girl from Chicago: Based on the short story "Jeff Ballinger's Woman" by Oscar Micheaux.
Veiled aristocrats: Based on the novel The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Booklet includes bibliographical references (pages 74-75).
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. Two knights of vaudeville (11 min. ; 1915) / produced by the Ebony Film Corporation ; produced by Luther Pollard ; music composed by Donald Sosin ; A reckless rover (14 min. ; 1918) / produced ... Read More
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Credits: Executive producer, Paul D. Miller ; producer, Bret Wood.
Participant or Performer Note:
Two knights of vaudeville: Jimmy Marshall, Frank Montgomery, Florence McClain, Bert Murphy.
A reckless rover: Sam Robinson.
Within our gates: Evelyn Preer, William Starks, Mattie Edwards, Grant Edwards, E.G. Tatum, Jack Chenault.
The symbol of the unconquered: Iris Hall, Walker Thompson, Lawrence Chenault.
By right of birth: Clarence Brooks, Anita Thompson, Webb King.
Body and soul: Paul Robeson, Mercedes Gilbert, Lawrence Chenault, Julia Theresa Russell, Marshall Rodgers, Chester A. Alexander, Walter Cornick, Madame Robinson, Lillian Johnson, Tom Fletcher.
Screen snapshots: Oscar Micheaux.
Regeneration: Stella Mayo, M.C. Maxwell.
The flying ace: Laurence Criner, Kathryn Boyd, Steve "Peg" Reynolds, Boise De Legge, George Colvin, Harold Platts.
Ten nights in a bar room: Charles S. Gilpin, Lawrence Chenault, Harry Henderson, Arline Mickey, Myra Burwell.
The scar of shame: Harry Henderson, Lucia Lynn Moses, Lawrence Chenault, Pearl McCormack, Norman Johnstone, William E. Pettus, Ann[ie] Kennedy.
Eleven p.m.: Richard Maurice, Sammie Fields, Orine Johnson, Wanda Maurice.
Verdict: not guilty: Eloyce Gist.
The darktown revue: Donald Heywood's Choir, Tim Moore, Andrew Trible, Amon Davis, Sara Martin.
The exile: Eunice Brooks, Stanley Morrell, Nora Newsome, Charles Moore, George Randol, Katherine Noisette, A.B. Comathiere, Carl Mahon.
Hot biskits: Thurston Briggs, Spencer Williams.
The girl from Chicago: Carl Mahon, Star Calloway, Alice B. Russell, Eunice Brooks, Minta Cato, John Everett.
Ten minutes to live: Lawrence Chenault, Willor Lee Guilford, Lorenzo Tucker, Laura Bowman, Tressie Mitchell, Donald Heywood.
Veiled aristocrats: Lucille Lewis, Lawrence Chenault, Walter Fleming, Lorenzo Tucker, Laura Bowman, Barrington Guy, Carl Mahon.
Birthright: Carman Newsome, S.O. (Ethel) Moses, Alec Lovejoy, Hazel Diaz, Trixie Smith.
The bronze buckaroo: Herb Jeffries, Lucius Brooks, Artie Young, Spencer Williams, Clarence Brooks, The Four Tones.
The blood of Jesus: Cathryn Caviness, Spencer Williams, Juanita Riley, Reather Hardeman, James B. Jones, Rev. R.L. Robertson and The Heavenly Choir.
Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A.: Francine Everette, Don Wilson, Katherine Moore, Alfred Hawkins, David Boykin, Spencer Williams.
Summary, etc.:
Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, ... Read More
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1; screen ratios vary; Dolby digital 2.0.
Language Note:
Sound films are closed-captioned; silent films have English intertitles, some have accompanying music.
Awards Note:
National Film Registry selection, 1991: Blood of Jesus.
National Film Registry selection, 1992: Within our gates.
Subject: African Americans Drama
African Americans in motion pictures
African American motion picture producers and directors
Genre: Race films.
Slapstick comedy films.
Independent films.
Fiction films.
Silent films.
Short films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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