- ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: August 27, 2013
- Originally Released: 1929
- Label: Warner Bros.
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Description by OLDIES.com:
is a cinematic milestone: the first all-black feature from a major studio and famed director King Vidor's first talkie. But the film surpasses its historical significance, telling a story of profound dignity and understanding that it as fresh and moving as the day it premiered.
Featuring a largely unknown cast and infused with spirituals, folk songs, blues and jazz (Irving Berlin provided two songs for the production), Hallelujah follows the fortunes of Zeke (Daniel L. Haynes), a poor cotton farmer. He succumbs to the temptations with Chick (Nina Mae McKinney), a mercenary honky-tonk girl, finds salvation in religion, and falls again when his obsession for Chick overpowers his better self.