Harlem Double Feature: Junction 88 (1947) / The Black King (1932)
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 31 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: September 26, 2006
- Originally Released: 1937
- Label: Alpha Video
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Directed by||George P. Quigley, D. Bud Pollard & Bud Pollard|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Featuring lively music from a talented cast that includes bandleader Noble Sissle, and a comical performance by Pigmeat Markham, Junction 88 is a jumpin' jive musical from the later years of all-black cinema.
Starring Pigmeat Markham, Bob Howard, Nobel Sissle, Wyatt Clark, Marie Cooke, Augustus Smith and Abbey Mitchell; Directed by George P. Quigley.
The Black King (1932, B&W): The Reverend Charcoal Johnson fires up his congregation with his "Back to Africa" scam. He even manages to turn the eye of beautiful young Mary Lou, with outrageous promises to make her the Queen of Africa when they reach the Dark Continent. His small following soon mushrooms into an army of fervent believers. But Charcoal Johnson's crooked con comes unraveled on the eve of departure when the host country declines to accept the American emigrants.
A biting satire based on the real-life "Back to Africa" crusade of Marcus Garvey, The Black King was ahead of its time in dealing with black social politics. A.B. DeComathiere chews up the scenery as Rev. Charcoal Johnson, and young Vivianne Baber is a talented and sophisticated beauty who lends a note of natural realism to this surreal comedy of racial politics.
Starring A.B. Decomathiere, Vivianne Baber, Knolly Mitchell, Dan Michaels and Mike Jackson; Directed by Bud Pollard.