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Emperor Jones

Emperor Jones

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The Emperor Jones - Digitally Remastered. In the key role of his career, Paul Robeson repeats his powerful stage portrayal of Brutus Jones, a railroad porter who becomes the ruler of a remote Caribbean island, a story loosely patterned after the life of Haitian emperor Henri Christophe. Adapted by DuBose Heyward from a Eugene O'Neill play, Emperor Jones follows the railroad porter Brutus Jones (Robeson) who leaves his girlfriend Dolly (Ruby Elzy) in favor of Undine (Fredi Washington), but that too is short-lived. A master manipulator, liar, and swindler, Brutus murders his friend Jeff (Frank Wilson) over a crap game. He ends up on a chain gang, but escapes to Haiti where the white trader Smithers (Dudley Digges) buys his freedom. Scamming his way into a business partnership with Smithers, Brutus becomes filthy rich. The Haitian natives begin to worship him like a god and Brutus begins his tyrannical rule as self-appointed emperor. "A distinguished offering, resolute and firm, with a most compelling portrayal by Paul Robeson." -The New York Times.

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    Title: Emperor Jones
    Genre: Drama-Classics
    Starring: Moms Mabley, Billie Holiday, Rex Ingram
    Attributes: Manufactured on Demand, Remastered, NTSC Format
    Release Date: 4/14/2015
    Original Year: 1933
    Product Type: DVD
    Rated: PG
    Catalog #: 9001397
    UPC: 889290013972
    Item #: 1490870X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 4/14/2015
    Run Time: 72 minutes
    Studio: Filmrise