Go Down, Death! (1942)
Spencer Williams, one of the most important African-American filmmakers of the 1940s (along with Oscar Micheaux), directed this all-black feature, which, like many of his films, explored religious faith in a fallen world. When a young and enthusiastic new preacher comes to town, gangster Big Jim Bottoms (Williams) finds that his juke joint no longer brings in as many customers. He arranges for the preacher to be photographed in a compromising situation with three attractive women, but his scheme
Mar 30, 1994
Sack Amusement Enterprises
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