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  • The Bronze Buckaroo

    Directed by Richard C. Kahn • 1939 • United States
    Starring Herb Jeffries, Lucius Brooks, Artie Young

    A Hollywood-style western with a black cast, THE BRONZE BUCKAROO stars Herb Jeffries as singing cowboy Bob Blake, a smooth, brave, and honorable hero who is assisted by his comic sidekick Dusty,...

  • The Blood of Jesus

    Directed by Spencer Williams • 1941 • United States
    Starring Cathryn Caviness, Spencer Williams, Juanita Riley

    The first feature by director/actor Spencer Williams (commonly remembered today as Andy on TV’s “Amos ’n’ Andy”), THE BLOOD OF JESUS is a rural religious parable in which a woman (Cathr...

  • Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A.

    Directed by Spencer Williams • 1946 • United States
    Starring Francine Everette, Don Wilson, Katherine Moore

    In an unauthorized retelling of W. Somerset Maugham’s short story “Miss Thompson,” Francine Everette stars as Gertie La Rue, a nightclub entertainer who arrives at a Caribbean resort to en...