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Go Down, Death!

Go Down, Death! (1942)

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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

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Drama

Sam Elljay, James Weldon Johnson

Mar 30, 1994

Sack Amusement Enterprises

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One of Spencer Williams' worst films.

February 13, 2009 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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Worth seeing for historical reasons and because Spencer Williams is a great artistic director who never got his just due in a race conscious America.

February 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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