The Emperor Jones (1933)

Director: Dudley Murphy

Writer(s): Eugene O’Neill, DuBose Heyward

Starring: Paul Robeson, Dudley Digges, Frank H. Wilson, Fredi Washington, Ruby Elzy, George Haymid Stamper, Brandon Evans, Taylor Gordon, Billie Holiday, Rex Ingram, James P. Johnson, Moms Mabley, Harold Nicholas, Blueboy O’Connor, Fritz Pollard, Lorenzo Tucker

Synopsis: Unscrupulously ambitious Brutus Jones escapes from jail after killing a guard and through bluff and bravado finds himself the emperor of a Caribbean island.

Release Date: September 29, 1933 (USA) | Length: 80 min | Genre: Drama, Music | Certificate: Passed