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Sack Amusement Enterprises

Overview
Works: 34 works in 70 publications in 1 language and 579 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Music  Revues  Film adaptations  Western films  Fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  Race films 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Sack Amusement Enterprises
Publications by Sack Amusement Enterprises
Most widely held works by Sack Amusement Enterprises
The black king ( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Focusing on the Back-to-Africa movement, it was billed as a satire on the life of Marcus Garvey. The main character, "Charcoal" Johnson, through connivance, becomes the minister/leader of a Logan, Mississippi congregation from which he attempts to extort money for a Back-to-Africa movement. He proclaims himself King of the United States of Africa
The girl in room 20 Son of Ingagi ; The girl from Chicago ; Lying lips ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
(Girl in room 20) A girl goes to New York to make her way as a singer. Befriended by Joe, a kind hearted taxi driver, she finally gets a job singing only to be pursued by a slick club manager who just happens to also be married. Joe calls her boyfriend back home and he comes running to save the girl. (Son of Ingagi) An ape man steals a bride and whisks her to his lab. (Girl from Chicago) Alonso White is an African American U.S. Secret Service agent sent to Virginia to investigate Jeff Ballinger, a town boss. (Lying lips) After a nightclub singer is framed for murder and sent to prison, her detective boyfriend uncovers the real crooks
The blood of Jesus ( visu )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Concerns the accidental shooting of a woman and of the faith in Jesus that brings her back. As she lies dying, her soul goes on a symbolic journey in which it rejects Hell for Zion, Satan for God, at the foot of the cross. When she awakens recovered, the choir of sisters and brothers from the church come in to sing and celebrate the miracle. Offers a glimpse into Southern Baptist life from an African-American perspective
Juke joint The bronze buckaroo ; Go down death ; Blood of Jesus ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Juke joint: Two con-men end up in a small Midwestern town and pose as Hollywood big shots
God's step children ( visu )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Naomi, a light-skinned African American child, is deserted by her mother and cared for by a kindly widow. When she is sent to an all-Black school, Naomi's lifelong battle with race identity begins
The devil's daughter ( visu )
11 editions published between 1939 and 2005 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Isabelle Walton (McKinney) returns to claim her late father's Jamaican plantation. She encounters Obeah and a jealous half-sister in the process. Comic relief by Hamtree Harrington who thinks his soul has been put into the body of a pig
Harlem rides the range ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Moon over Harlem: A vicious ganster seduces a heart-broken, wealthy widow in order to gain control of her money
Hi-de-ho The devil's daughter ; Beware ; Reet, petite & gone ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Reet, petite & gone: A dishonest lawyer tries to do young Louis out of his inheritance by changing his dying father's eccentric will. A boyhood sweetheart and a faithful servant save the day
Underworld ( visu )
5 editions published between 1937 and 2004 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
A young Black man who recently graduated from a Southern college is persuaded to come to Chicago with a gambler. He travels in Black underworld circles, falls for a vamp and is framed for murder before finding a better life
Underworld Dark Manhattan ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Underworld: "Paul Bronson lusts after the decadent world of nightclubs and casinos. His strongest desires are reserved for the dangerously voluptuous Dinah Jackson, but this beautiful temptress is really the 'property' of mob boss LeRoy Giles. When jealous LeRoy gets wind of Dinah's cheating, he cuts off her money and kicks her out. An angry Dinah has LeRoy shot, and suspicion falls on Paul. Dinah is Paul's only alibi-- and his only hope of avoiding a long walk down death row"--Packaging
Son of Ingagi ( visu )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
"A huge, horrifying ape creature is hidden in the laboratory of a sinster old house. The monster is the creation of Dr. Helen Jackson, a scientist who dabbles in the world of black magic and mysticism. Jackson experiments with a strange potion that transforms the beast-man into a maniacal, uncontrolled killer. Two newlyweds, who are guests in the doctor's home, are soon trapped hy the hideous creature. With the help of the local police, they must ifnd a way to excape from the chamber of horrors before they become victims of the monster's murderous claws"--Container cover
The Devil's daughter Lying lips ( visu )
in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Devil's daughter (65 min.): Nina Mae goes to claim her father's plantation in Jamaica. She encounters voodoo and a wicked step-sister
Two gun man from Harlem ( visu )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Framed for his boss' murder by the victim's unfaithful wife, the Singing Cowboy escapes to New York. In Harlem he meets his look-alike, a gangster named Deacon. When Deacon is killed by a rival gang, Bob, disguised as the dead gangster, returns to his home town to clear his name
Juke joint [and] Reet, petite, and gone ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Reet, petite, and gone: A wealthy musical star wills his estate to his bandleader son on the condition that he settle down and marry the daughter of an old flame. However, a dishonest lawyer tries to do young Louis out of his inheritance by changing his dying father's will to make it almost impossible to find the girl. Auditions are set up to find the intended bride, but unbeknownst to all, she is right under their noses
Juke Joint ( visu )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Juke joint: Two broke con men find lodging in a boarding house owned by Mama Lou Holiday when one of them poses as Hollywood big shot and promises to give her daughter acting lessons. Mama is determined to keep her daughter from following in the footsteps of her older sister, Florida, and hopes that acting lessons will help her "good" daughter win the local beauty contest. When the girl's father takes her to the seedy Juke Joint, Mama decides to go down and take care of business
The blood of Jesus Go down, Death! ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Go down, Death!: A bar owner attempts to discredit the new preacher by framing him with a photograph showing him drinking with women with bad reputations. The last five minutes feature the villain's surrealistic trip to hell
The bronze buckaroo ( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Bob Blake receives a mysterious letter from his old friend Joe. When he investigates, he finds Joe has disappeared and gold has been discovered on his property. Filmed with an all Black cast and crew
Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A ( visu )
2 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Gertie LaRue and her troupe of performers arrive direct from Harlem at the Paradise Hotel on the island of Rinidad. They are there to do a show at the Diamond Palace, a club owned by Diamond Joe, who falls for Gertie. Gertie has left Harlem in a hurry and cannot go back there because she has jilted her boyfriend, Al, who is now looking for revenge
The Notorious Elinor Lee ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
An aspiring African American boxer gets mixed up in bribery and fight fixing schemes perpetrated by gangster moll Elinor Lee
Go down, death! ( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A social drama and a morality tale exploring the black religious heritage. When a young and enthusiastic new preacher comes to town, gangster Big Jim Bottoms finds that his juke joint no longer brings in as many customers, so he arranges for the preacher to be photographed in a compromising situation with three attractive women. The juke joint owner's adoptive mother, Sister Caroline, a member of the minister's church, supports the preacher and tries to get the photographic prints
 
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