Paradise in Harlem (1939)





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Featuring an all African-American cast, this gritty crime drama is set in Harlem and centers on a club singer who suffers great tragedy after he accidentally witnesses a gangland hit.
Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
In Theaters:
Jubilee Pictures Corp.


Mamie Smith
as Madame Mamie
Norman Astwood
as Rough Jackson
Edna M. Harris
as Doll Davis
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A great tradition of film, the early beginnings of black film with all the elements representing progressive activism in the arts before Hollywood sanitized films in America for the sake of greater stockholder investments and profits in what Ronald Reagan could only dream about as a "Brother Rat". A classic American film of what was produced before Joseph McCarthy (the liberal 81) came to Hollywood. *(note 1 Senator Joseph McCarthy once criticized President Roosevelt for not being ;liberal enough.)

Andrew Stergiou
Andrew Stergiou

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