Moon Over Harlem (1939) - Rotten Tomatoes

Moon Over Harlem (1939)

Moon Over Harlem





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German immigrant Edgar G. Ulmer directed this melodrama with an all-black cast (including jazz legend Sidney Bechet), and shot the film in just four days. The story concerns a rich widow seduced by a gangster, and the man's attempts to get her money.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By: Sherle Castle
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 15, 1993
Meteor Productions


Bud Harris
as Dollar Bill
Cora Green
as Minnie
Mercedes Gilbert
as Jackie's Mother
Slim Thompson
as Long-Boy
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Critic Reviews for Moon Over Harlem

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | November 2, 2005
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Retaining little, if any, of Ulmer's noted skills as an artistic filmmaker.

Full Review… | December 14, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

an all-black cast gives the film a strong historical value

July 21, 2006
Movie City News

It wasn't worth the bother.

Full Review… | November 9, 2005
Film Threat

July 15, 2005

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