The Emperor Jones

Paul Robeson (starring)
Dudley Murphy (director)
Eugene O'Neill (play)
DuBose Heyward (screenwriter)
Dudley Digges, Frank H. Wilson, Fredi Washington (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1933. Vintage linen-backed keybook reference photograph from the 1933 film, showing actor Paul Robeson. Printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso.

Based on Eugene O'Neill's 1920 play, following a cunning railway porter who gradually manipulates his way into control of a small Caribbean island. Actor Paul Robeson's first sound feature, a breakthrough role which secured the actor's status as one of the first African American leading actors of mainstream cinema.

Set throughout the American south and in the Caribbean Islands, shot on location in New York.

8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus, with light wear along the top edge (image unaffected).

National Film Registry. Criterion Collection 370.


[Book #159022]