The Emperor Jones

Mm00183184
Number of Discs
1
Release Date
31/10/2011
Studio
Screenbound Pictures Limited
format
DVD / Normal
Duration
72
Certificate UK
PG

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1930s drama based on Eugene O'Neill's play about a man who escapes from prison and goes onto become an emperor in the Caribbean. After committing murder over a gambling dispute, African-American Brutus Jones (Paul Robeson) is sent to jail. He breaks out of prison and takes a job on a ship that's bound for the Caribbean, where he schemes his way to the position of emperor on a remote island, much to the detriment of the natives who later revolt.

Main Format
DVD
Keyword Index
The Emperor Jones|Paul Robeson
Colour
B/W
Region
Region 2
Extras 1
High Definition extras tbc
Extras 2
Languages(s): English, Interactive Menu
Catalogue Number
ODNF320
Cast & Crew
Director: Dudley Murphy Producer: Gifford Cochran Producer: John Krimsky Writer: DuBose Heyward Music: Frank Tours Cinematographer: Ernest Haller Actor: Paul Robeson Actor: Dudley Digges Actor: Frank Wilson Actor: Fredi Washington Actor: Ruby Elzy Actor: George Stamper

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