Harlem Double Feature: Moon Over Harlem (1939) / Swing (1938)
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 18 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: October 30, 2007
- Originally Released: 1938
- Label: Alpha Video
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Directed by||Edgar G. Ulmer & Oscar Micheaux|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Cinematic auteur Edgar G. Ulmer shot Moon Over Harlem in just four days with an ultra-low budget. Despite these limitations, Ulmer brings a distinctive style and a broad range of themes to the film, which is generally regarded as one of the best of the genre.
Starring Cora Green, Bud Harris, Izinetta Wilcox, Earl Gough; Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer.
Swing (1938, B&W): When Mandy Jenkins catches her no-good husband, Cornell, cheating on her, she packs her bags and moves to New York City. With the help of her friend Lena, she gets a job working as a wardrobe girl for Ted Gregory, who is trying to become the first producer of an all-black Broadway musical. Ted's chances of success are looking slim, given that his main star is hard-drinking diva Cora Smith, who seems to specialize in causing turmoil. When Cora breaks her leg tumbling down a stairway in a drunken stupor, it falls to Mandy to step up and save the day.
Peppered with lively cabaret performances, Swing was directed by prolific Oscar Micheaux, an independent writer/director/producer of "race" pictures whose pioneering work on over 40 films helped pave the way for future minority filmmakers.
Starring Cora Green, Hazel Diaz, Carman Newsome, Dorothy Van Engle; Written & Directed by Oscar Micheaux.
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- UPC: 089218544995
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