The Emperor Jones

Release Date:
Sep 19, 1933
Running Time:
1:20
Genre:
Drama
Director:
Dudley Murphy
Cast:
Paul Robeson Brutus Jones
Dudley Digges Smithers
Frank Wilson Jeff
Fredi Washington Undine
Ruby Elzy Dolly
George Haymid Stamper Lem
Blueboy O'Connor Treasurer (uncredited)
Brandon Evans Carrington (uncredited)
Taylor Gordon Stick-man (uncredited)
Producers:
Gifford Cochran , John Krimsky
Writers:
DuBose Heyward
Language:
English

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The Emperor Jones

A black congregation prays for the wily and ambitious Brutus Jones, who is off to work on the railway. Jones is conscripted to a chain gang after killing a fellow gambler, and escapes by clubbing a guard. On the run, he gets a job shoveling coal on a ship in the Caribbean, and jumps off when they pass an island. When he is captured by the natives, his freedom is bought by a white trader . Jones tricks the tribe and becomes emperor, but is outrun by his own magic.

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