The Emperor Jones (1933)
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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.
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Critic Reviews for The Emperor Jones
It is a distinguished offering, resolute and firm, with a most compelling portrayal by Paul Robeson.
Paul Robeson gives one of his greatest film performances in this arty, dated, but interesting 1933 adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's play.
A great performance from the legendary African-American singer Paul Robeson.
Robeson's powerful presence, particularly through his wonderful, mellifluous voice, dominates each scene.
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