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 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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