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Showing posts with label 1948. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1948. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Come On, Cowboy! (1948) [Lost Film]




The Atmore Advance
Atmore, Alabama
Thu, Aug 04, 1949 · Page 7

The Evergreen Courant
Evergreen, Alabama
Thu, May 26, 1949 · Page 8

Talladega Daily Home and Our Mountain Home
Talladega, Alabama
Tue, Jun 21, 1949 · Page 4

The Evergreen Courant
Evergreen, Alabama
Thu, May 19, 1949 · Page 10

The South Bend Tribune
South Bend, Indiana
Sun, Feb 04, 1951 · Page 36

Starring:
Unknown storyline.
*** This film is considered lost until notified otherwise. ***

Monday, April 1, 2019

The Dreamer (1948) [Lost Film]



The Atlanta Constitution
Atlanta, Georgia
Sun, Apr 04, 1948 · Page 51

The Times Recorder
Zanesville, Ohio
Fri, Mar 11, 1949 · Page 12

Pensacola News Journal
Pensacola, Florida
Sat, Apr 01, 1950 · Page 3
Starring:
Storyline
Unknown storyline, but posters and clippings suggest this film features Mantan Moreland as the comic relief and June Richmond, Pat Rainey, and Mable Lee performing three hit songs.

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

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Fight Never Ends (1948) [Lost Film]












Daily News
New York, New York
Thu, Jul 17, 1947 · Page 743



The New York Age
New York, New York
Sat, Feb 28, 1948 · Page 6

The New York Age
New York, New York
Sat, Mar 06, 1948 · Page 6

The New York Age
New York, New York
Sat, Mar 06, 1948 · Page 6

Starring:
Storyline
Joe Louis, portraying himself, is a good influence on a group of Harlem youths who are tempted to "go bad" by a gangster known as Caper, an older brother of one of the youths.

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

Monday, August 20, 2018

She's Too Mean For Me (1948) [Lost Film]

Starring:

Storyline
There is no information available about the plot of the film

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

Monday, January 22, 2018

Betrayal (1948) [Lost Film]






Starring:
Storyline
Martin Eden, a young black who builds an agricultural empire in South Dakota, falls in love with a white woman. At first he rejects her, feeling that intermarriage would be unwise. In spite of his feelings, he marries her. Years of marital misunderstanding follow, combined with poverty and hardship. Finally, it is learned that the white woman is actually part Negro after all, and the marriage takes a turn for the better. A theme which Micheaux lived and tried to relate on many occasions in his books and films.  

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

Boogie Woogie Blues (1948)








Starring:

Storyline
A 10-minute performance film featuring famous songstress Hadda Brooks, accompanying herself on the piano. Songs include "Don't Take Your Love From Me", and "Don't You Think I Ought To Know".  

Citation: G. William Jones Film and Video Collection, Southern Methodist University

Friday, February 1, 2013

Miracle in Harlem (1948)

















Starring:
Storyline
Julie Weston and her aunt, Hattie, own and operate a candy-store in Harlem. A wealthy business man, Albert Marshall, and his wayward son, Jim Marshall, swindle the women out of the store. Later, Albert Marshall is found murdered, and there are several suspects, including Marshall's secretary and a blackmailer.