The Notorious Elinor Lee (1940)
Director: Oscar Micheaux
Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux
Starring: Gladys Williams, Robert Earl Jones, Carman Newsome, Edna Mae Harris, Vera Burelle, Eddie Lemons, Columbus Jackson, Laura Bowman, Madeline Donegan, Amanda Randolph, Robert Paquin, Oscar Polk, Charles La Torre, Don De Leo, Abe Simon, Sandy McDonald, Harry Kadison, Lew Hearn, Jack Effrat, Harry Ballou, Sam Taub, Lew Goldberg, Juano Hernandez, Rubberneck Holmes, Ralph Brown, Frances Williams, Kenneth Freeman, Sally Gooding, Ellen May Waters, Fred Palmer and His Orchestra, Sonny Chorre
Synopsis: The story concerns a great Negro boxing champion who is in the hands of crooks who want him to lose his most important fight so that they can settle some big bets. The champ is put in the toils of a clever woman who has been told to make him like her, to soften him up so that when the “time came” he could be “persuaded”. What happens provides tense and thrilling screen entertainment.
Release Date: 1940 (USA) | Length: 72 min | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: NR
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