Way Down South

Langston Hughes (screenwriter)
Leslie Goodwins, Bernard Vorhaus (directors)
Clarence Muse (screenwriter)
Bobby Breen, Alan Mowbray, Ralph Morgan, Steffi Duna (starring)

Hollywood: RKO Radio Pictures, 1939. Vintage lobby card from the 1939 film. Provenance stamp on the verso, along with the stamp of Independent Poster Exchange.

The only feature film written by Langston Hughes, in collaboration with African American actor Clarence Muse, who also appeared in the film in the role of Uncle Caton. While Hughes and Muse intended to create a story about antebellum Louisiana with a more accurate portrayal of African Americans' role during the period, studio interference inevitably compromised their initial vision.

Set in Louisiana, shot on location in Calabasas and Santa Monica, California.

14 x 11 inches. Lightly worn at the corners, else about Near Fine.


[Book #156299]