The Emperor Jones
Home Vision Cinema - ROB 010
ISBN number: 0-7800-1447-2
Total running time 72 min. - B & W (1933 original 80 min.)
Billie appeared in only four films. This is the first movie where she appeared (as a crowd extra).
WHAT THE LABEL READS:
Eugene O'Neill chose Paul Robeson to play the lead in the powerful screen version of his critically acclaimed play - a decision that paved the way for more multidimensonal screen roles for African-Americans.In a magnificent performance, which is hailed by many critics as the greatest of his career, Robeson portrays Brutus Jones, a fugitive Pullman porter who jumps ship and becomes the cruel, despotic emperor of a Caribbean island.
"O'NEILL'S VOILENT EMOTIONS ARE ACCURATELY RENDERED BY PAUL ROBESON." Pauline Kael, The New Yorker
"SURPRISING ARTISTRY..... A WATERSHED." Village Voice
Furthermore this video contains a 29 min. tribute to Paul Robeson (1979)