Black Shadows on the Silver Screen (1975)

Not Rated | | Documentary | TV Movie 1975
Ossie Davis narrates a history of "race films," films made before 1950 which catered to a primarily black audience.

Director:

Steven York

Writer:

Thomas Cripps

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Cast overview:
Ossie Davis ... Narrator
Fredi Washington ... Herself (archive sound)
George Johnson George Johnson ... Himself (archive sound)
Lorenzo Tucker Lorenzo Tucker ... Himself (archive sound)
Lucia Lynn Moses Lucia Lynn Moses ... Herself (archive sound)
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The history of "race films" is presented from the earliest days of silents to the genre's gradual demise after World War II. These generally low budget films were designed to be seen by segregated black audiences. Although many of them were cheaply and crudely made, they are a record of the hopes and aspirations of the contemporary black community. The careers of such pioneering black filmmakers as Oscar Micheaux and George Johnson are highlighted. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1975 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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References are made to two "lost" films not on IMDb. A poster for "The Sport of Girls" and a flyer for "The Wind from Nowhere" are shown. See more »

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References The Bronze Buckaroo (1939) See more »

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