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  • All fields: 1940-1949
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    • The Blood of Jesus

    • 1941
    • Amegro Films (Firm)
    • This movie is about the accidental shooting of a woman and of the faith in Jesus that brings her back. As she lies dying, her soul goes on a symbolic journey in which it rejects Hell for Zion, Satan for God, at the foot of the cross. When she...
    • Where's My Man To-Nite

    • 1943
    • Bourgeois-Jenkins
    • As World War II breaks out, young Rodney is reluctant to enlist, in spite of the militaristic exhortations of his Grandpa. Finally, he is drafted and does basic training at an Arizona desert camp. While accused of going AWOL, he stumbles on a nest...
    • Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A.

    • 1946
    • Sack, Alfred N.
    • Dancer Gertie La Rue is the toast of Harlem, but she's been two-timing her beau, Al, the man who put her in the spotlight. Fearing Al's retribution, Gertie drags her entire show troupe out to the remote island of Rinidad, where she hopes to lay low...
    • The Vanities

    • 1946
    • Alexander Productions
    • Charles Keith is the Master of Ceremonies of a night club act. He first impersonates Bette Davis, and this longish Bette Davis 'rap' gradually convinces us that we are not only hearing, but also seeing, the real Bette. Joesfred Portree sings ""I...
    • Girl in Room 20

    • 1946
    • Jenkins and Bourgeois
    • Daisy Mae Walker leaves her home in Prairieville, Texas, to seek fame as a singer. In New York she gets involved with a low-life character, Arnold, who offers to get her a job with a band. Daisy's boyfriend arrives from Texas to save her from...
    • Juke Joint

    • 1947
    • Goldberg, Bert; Sack Attractions
    • This feature presents Williams and Jones as down and out in the Great Southwest. They pose as theatrical experts and get free room and board in the Holliday home for helping Honeydew prepare to win a beauty pageant. Florida, the other daughter, is...
    • Boogie Woogie Blues

    • 1948
    • All American Pictures; All American News, Inc.
    • A 10-minute performance film featuring famous songstress Hadda Brooks, accompanying herself on the piano. Songs include "Don't Take Your Love From Me", and "Don't You Think I Ought To Know".
    • Miracle in Harlem

    • 1948
    • Herald Pictures, Inc.
    • Aunt Hattie, a religious and kindly old woman who operates a candy store with her niece, Julie, is swindled by a chain-store owner who tricks them out of the store. When he and his son are murdered, Julie is included as a suspect; finally it is...
    • Souls of Sin

    • 1949
    • Alexander Productions
    • Dollar Bill Burton, a gambler, lives in a Harlem basement apartment with Roberts, a hard-luck writer, and Alabama, a talented guitarist- singer. At a local bar, Bill is hired by Bad Boy George to sell stolen jewelry and takes an interest in Regina,...

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