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Treasures of black cinema. Volume 1

Author: Richard RoundtreeRetromedia Entertainment.Sack Amusement Entertainment.Million Dollar Productions.Hollywood Productions (Firm)All authors
Publisher: [United States] : Retromedia Entertainment, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The devil's daughter: Isabelle Walton returns to claim her late father's Jamaican plantation. She encounters voodoo and a jealous half-sister in the process. Comic relief is provided by Hamtree Harrington who thinks his soul has been put into the body of a pig.

Gang war: Classic battle between two gangs for control of the juke box machines in Harlem.

The bronze buckaroo: Bob Blake and his boys arrive at Joe Jackson's ranch to find him missing. While Slim cheats Dusty out of his money using ventriloquism and marked cards, Blake tries to find Jackson. Learning that Thorne and his gang are holding him prisoner, he and his men trail them. When Thorne's gang gets the drop on them, Slim puts his ventriloquism to work.

Up in the air: A radio singer is murdered while singing on the air in a radio studio. Radio page boy, Frankie Ryan, and his janitor pal, Jeff, solve the mystery for the none-too-sharp police.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Roundtree; Retromedia Entertainment.; Sack Amusement Entertainment.; Million Dollar Productions.; Hollywood Productions (Firm); Monogram Pictures Corporation.
OCLC Number: 64405752
Notes: Videodisc release of the 1938 (The bronze buckaroo), 1939 (The devil's daughter) and 1940 (Gang war, Up in the air) motion pictures.
Credits: Directors of photography: (The devil's daughter) Jay Rescher, (Gang war) Marcel A. Picard, (The bronze buckaroo) Roland Price, Clark Ramsey, (Up in the air) Fred Jackman, Jr. ; music by (The devil's daughter) John Killam, (Gang war) Johnny Lange and Lou Porter, (The bronze buckaroo) Lew Porter, (Up in the air) Edward Kay.
Performer(s): Host: Richard Roundtree.
The devil's daughter: Nina Mae McKinney, Jack Carter, Ida James, Hamtree Harrington, Willa Mae Lane, Emmett Wallace, Leon Lee ; Gang war: Ralph Cooper, Gladys Snyder, Reggie Fenderson, Lawrence Criner, Monte Hawley, Jesse Brooks, Johnny Thomas, Maceo Sheffield, Charles Hawkins, Robert Johnson, Henry Roberts, Harold Garrison ; The bronze buckaroo: Herbert Jeffrey, Lucius Brooks, Artie Young, F.E. Miller, Spencer Williams, Jr., Clarence Brooks ; Up in the air: Frankie Darro, Marjorie Reynolds, Mantan Moreland.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 228 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Dolby digital.
Contents: The bronze buckaroo (1938) --
The devil's daughter (1939) --
Gang war (1940) --
Up in the air (1940).
Other Titles: Devil's daughter.
Gang war.
Bronze buckaroo.
Up in the air.
Responsibility: Retromedia Entertainment presents ; written by Ken Reid, produced by Kimberly A. Ray, directed by Fred Olen Ray ; [presented by] Sack Amusement Enterprises, produced and directed by Arthur Leonard, written by George W. Terwilliger (The devil's daughter), [presented by] Million Dollar Productions, produced by Clifford Sanforth, written by Walter Cooper and Lewis Sherman, directed by Leo C. Popkin (Gang war) ; [presented by] Hollywood Productions ; written and directed by Richard C. Kahn (The bronze buckaroo) ; [presented by] Monogram Pictures Corp. ; screenplay and original story by Edmund Kelso ; directed by Howard Bretherton ; produced by Lindsley Parsons (Up in the air).

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The devil's daughter: Isabelle Walton returns to claim her late father's Jamaican plantation. She encounters voodoo and a jealous half-sister in the process. Comic relief is provided by Hamtree Harrington who thinks his soul has been put into the body of a pig.

Gang war: Classic battle between two gangs for control of the juke box machines in Harlem.

The bronze buckaroo: Bob Blake and his boys arrive at Joe Jackson's ranch to find him missing. While Slim cheats Dusty out of his money using ventriloquism and marked cards, Blake tries to find Jackson. Learning that Thorne and his gang are holding him prisoner, he and his men trail them. When Thorne's gang gets the drop on them, Slim puts his ventriloquism to work.

Up in the air: A radio singer is murdered while singing on the air in a radio studio. Radio page boy, Frankie Ryan, and his janitor pal, Jeff, solve the mystery for the none-too-sharp police.

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