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The Emperor Jones (1933)

The Emperor Jones (1933)

The Emperor Jones

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Loosely adapted from Eugene O'Neill's distinguished play, this drama centers on the adventures of the humble railroad porter who through a series of extraordinary events became the emperor of Haiti.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: DuBose Heyward
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 25, 2003
Runtime:
American Pop Classics

Cast

Paul Robeson
as Brutus Jones
Dudley Digges
as Smithers
Ruby Elzy
as Dolly
Jackie Mayble
as Marcella
Brandon Evans
as Carrington
Rex Ingram
as Court Crier
Taylor Gordon
as Stick-Man
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Critic Reviews for The Emperor Jones

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

It is a distinguished offering, resolute and firm, with a most compelling portrayal by Paul Robeson.

Full Review… | October 16, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

Paul Robeson gives one of his greatest film performances in this arty, dated, but interesting 1933 adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's play.

Full Review… | October 16, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A great performance from the legendary African-American singer Paul Robeson.

Full Review… | January 21, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The Emperor Jones bludgeoned through color barriers.

Full Review… | October 16, 2007
Q Network Film Desk

Robeson's powerful presence, particularly through his wonderful, mellifluous voice, dominates each scene.

Full Review… | October 16, 2007
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Despite its marked deficiencies ... remains a "must see" for historic and cultural purposes

Full Review… | March 4, 2007
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Audience Reviews for The Emperor Jones

I didn't watch the whole movie, I got bored. If you want to see a good old African American film, you may find this one interesting, but other than that, it's kind of boring.

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Super Reviewer

Paul Robeson gives one of his greatest film performances in this arty, dated, but interesting 1933 adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's play.

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