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The Emperor Jones - Digitally Remastered (DVD)

DVD (UPC: 889290013972)

  • Drama (Aspect: )
  • DVD-R Product: This Product is manufactured on demand.
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Moms Mabley, Billie Holiday, Rex Ingram, PaulRobeson
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The Emperor Jones - Digitally Remastered. In the key role of his career, Paul Robeson repeats his powerful stage portrayal of Brutus Jones, a railroad porter who becomes the ruler of a remote Caribbean island, a story loosely patterned after the life of Haitian emperor Henri Christophe. Adapted by DuBose Heyward from a Eugene O'Neill play, Emperor Jones follows the railroad porter Brutus Jones (Robeson) who leaves his girlfriend Dolly (Ruby Elzy) in favor of Undine (Fredi Washington), but that too is short-lived. A master manipulator, liar, and swindler, Brutus murders his friend Jeff (Frank Wilson) over a crap game. He ends up on a chain gang, but escapes to Haiti where the white trader Smithers (Dudley Digges) buys his freedom. Scamming his way into a business partnership with Smithers , Brutus becomes filthy rich. The Haitian natives begin to worship him like a god and Brutus begins his tyrannical rule as self-appointed emperor. "A distinguished offering, resolute and firm, with a most compelling portrayal by Paul Robeson." -The New York Times.


  • UPC: 889290013972
  • Home Release: 2015-04-14
  • Original Release: 1933
  • Content Provider: FilmRise
  • Runtime: 72:00
  • Genre: Drama
  • Language: english
  • Format: DVD-NTSC
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  • Rating: PG
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  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Disc Format: DVD-5

Cast and Crew

Moms Mabley
Billie Holiday
Rex Ingram

Written by:
Eugene O'Neill
DuBose Heyward

Directed by:
Dudley Murphy

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