The Emperor Jones 1933

The Emperor Jones

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A black congregation prays for the wily and ambitious Brutus Jones (Paul Robeson), who is off to work on the railway. Jones is conscripted to a chain gang after killing a fellow gambler, and escapes by clubbing a guard. On the run, he gets a job shoveling coal on a ship in the Caribbean, and jumps off when they pass an island. When he is captured by the natives, his freedom is bought by a white trader (Dudley Digges). Jones tricks the tribe and becomes emperor, but is outrun by his own magic.

Cast & Crew

Paul Robeson
Brutus Jones
Blueboy O'Connor
Treasurer (uncredited)
Brandon Evans
Carrington (uncredited)
Taylor Gordon
Stick-man (uncredited)
Eugene O'Neill
Writer (Play)
DuBose Heyward
Writer (Screenplay)
Frank Tours
Original Music
Rosamond Johnson
Original Music
Allie Wrubel
Original Music
W.C. Handy
Non-Original Music
Ernest Haller
Cinematographer
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Critic Reviews for The Emperor Jones

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Audience Reviews for The Emperor Jones

  • Sep 03, 2010
    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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