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Showing posts with label 1929. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1929. Show all posts

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Framing of the Shrew (1929)















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Privacy Robson is a downtrodden husband who takes advice from his friend Florian Slappey. He eventually gets the upper hand after starting divorce proceedings, pretending to have a new girlfriend and refusing to eat anything she cooks him. 

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Black and Tan (1929)
















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This picture was produced primarily to showcase Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. The story deals with a dancer and her man who plays the piano in the orchestra of the show in which she is featured. Terribly ill, the brave dancer dances to her death at the finish of the picture, to the music of the song her sweetheart has written for her. 

Friday, January 26, 2018

Music Hath Harms (1929)














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In Harlem, Bud Peagler's "Barbecue Lunch and Poolroom" (the home of Brunswick Stew), also serves as the meeting place and hangout for many citizens and organizations such as 'The Sons and Daughters of The I Will Arise Society," and also Mosby's Blues Blowers. It is also where Roscoe Driggers hangs out. Roscoe claims to be the world's champion cornet player, although he can't play a note, even a sour one. But when the chance to earn $500 for playing his cornet at the big concert held by the "Over the River Burying Society" arises, Roscoe signs up. Roscoe needs $500 in order to buy a beauty shop for his manicurist-fiancée, Zenia Sprowl. 

Roscoe makes plans for his buddy Sam Ginn, who can play a cornet, to hide under the stage and play while Roscoe fakes it on the stage. But Sam gets taken out by some dudes who have a bone to pick with Roscoe. No sweat, though, as another of Roscoe's musician friends, Willie Trout, sees this and takes Sam's place under the stage....with his saxophone. 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Wages of Sin (1929) [Lost Film]

 



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An Oscar Micheaux film. The tragic story of two brothers. Winston, the eldest, and J. Lee, the youngest. Sworn to take care of his younger brother at the request of his mother on her death bed. Winston soon regrets his promise. Winston hires his brother, who immediately begins to steal from the company. Winston eventually fires his brother, goes away, falls in love, returns home only to weaken and rehire his brother. J. Lee continues to ruin the company, but as usual everything ends well.

**This film is considered lost until notified otherwise.**

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Hallelujah (1929)




































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Zeke Johnson (Daniel L. Haynes) and his brother, Spunk (Everett McGarrity), sell their family's crops for $100. When Zeke manages to lose the money gambling, due to his shifty girlfriend, Chick (Nina Mae McKinney), a fight ensues in which Spunk is killed. This causes Zeke to leave and seek a religious life. Years later, he returns to his hometown as a preacher, bringing his fiancée, Missy Rose (Victoria Spivey). However, Chick is still interested and knows how to manipulate him.