The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture to identify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Blackness
The Department of Afro American Research, Arts, and Culture's Archive is a subdivision of DAARAC that digitally preserves Afro American films. On this website, you may browse our archive that consists of film posters, screenshots, and movie synopsis. All information provided here is for research and reference purposes. We do not host full-length films on this website.

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Showing posts with label 1950. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1950. Show all posts

Friday, March 8, 2019

Harlem Follies (1950) [Lost Film]









Star Tribune
Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States of America
Sun, May 07, 1950 · Page 53

Daily News
New York, New York, United States of America
Sun, Jun 11, 1950 · Page 205

Starring:
  • "Chicago" Carl Davis
  • Princess R'Wanda
  • "Manhattan" Paul
  • Max Granville
  • Ruth Mason
  • "Fats" Noel
  • Clark Monroe
  • Audry Armstrong
  • "Chinky" Grimes
  • Lola Avasiago
  • "Shottsie" Keith
  • Monique
  • The "Hips Paraders"
  • Savannah Club Chorus
Storyline
The picture was shot during day-light hours in the old Club Embassy and cost $75,000. Pretty Ruth Mason, who headlined at the Village sport for almost a year, is the heroine with Manhattan Paul, emcee at the club, as the guy who gets her, finally. Filmed at the Savannah Club in Harlem, New York.

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)



















Starring:

Storyline
Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black major league baseball player in the 20th century. Traces his career in the negro leagues and the major leagues. 

No Way Out (1950)
























Starring:

Storyline
When a white patient in a hospital dies under the care of a black intern (Sidney Poitier), the victim's racist brother (Richard Widmark) seeks to destroy the doctor's career. Although the hospital's idealistic Chief Resident (Stephen McNally) tries to diffuse the escalating tension, the victim's ex-wife (Linda Darnell) seems to go along with the vengeance-seeker, until she realizes she's on the wrong side.