Song of Freedom (1936)
Release Date: Feb 1, 1937 Wide
Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 60
Along with The Emperor Jones, Song of Freedom is arguably the best of Paul Robeson's starring features. Robeson plays London dockworker John Zinga, obsessed with the urge to return to his African "roots" (this was nearly 40 years before Alex Haley!) Discovered by an operatic impresario, John achieves singing stardom on the concert stage -- only to throw it all away to make a pilgrimage to Africa, there to assume leadership of his ancestral tribe, the Casangas. His efforts to free the natives of
Feb 1, 1937 Wide
American Pop Classics
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- John Zinga: Everything's so different from what I expected.
- Ruth Zinga: It's always Africa, isn't it, John?
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