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Chenault, Lawrence 1877-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 436 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Musical films  History 
Roles: Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Lawrence Chenault
Publications by Lawrence Chenault
Most widely held works by Lawrence Chenault
Body and soul ( visu )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Robeson in his first film plays a dual role as a corrupt preacher out to fleece his followers and take advantage of the young heroine and as the preacher's upstanding brother. Micheaux altered the film to satisfy censors' objections to the condemning portrait of the preacher, so that the tragic events instigated by the preacher turn out to be the "nightmare" imaginings of the heroine's mother, and a conventional happy ending results
Paul Robeson outsider ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Body and soul: Tells the story of a minister gone corrupt. He associates with the owner of a house of gambling, forces a girl to steal, and later kills the girl's brother. Yet, when all is said and done, it's only a dream. Borderline: Set in a Swiss mountain resort town, tells the story of Adah, a black woman who has an affair with Thorne, a white man, then attempts to reconcile with her husband Pete, and eventually leaves town. Thorne's wife Astrid goes mad and cuts Thorne's face and arm with a knife, then mysteriously dies. After Thorne is tried and acquitted, the mayor sends Pete a letter asking him to leave town for the good of all concerned
Veiled aristocrats ( visu )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Twenty years after leaving home, John Walden returns, having achieved his ambition to become a lawyer. He and his mother, Molly, discuss the marital situation of his sister, Rena, and the racial complications it poses. Molly asks John to break up Rena's romance with Frank because she disapproves of him and wants her daughter to marry a man of more refinement. Eventually, after trying to live the life her family desires for her, Rena renounces trying to pass for white, and is reunited with Frank
Ten minutes to live ( visu )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
A mystery-musical built around a threatening note which gives the heroine only "ten minutes to live." The heroine sings and dances in a Harlem nightclub. Much nightclub business as the mystery unravels with song and dance numbers and a stand up comedy routine. A fine example of the film-making efforts from the pioneer African-American directors and production companies of the 1930's, who made films that were typically excluded from mainstream movie houses due to the prevailing attitudes of the time
Scar of shame ( visu )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
A story about an ill-matched marriage between a black concert pianist and a poor, lower class young black woman. Secretly ashamed of her, the young man keeps his wife hidden from his socially-prominent middle-class mother. Despite the melodrama, it is a strong statement on the issues of class and the color caste system which existed within the African American community, as well as probing questions of ambition and authority. This was the first film of the colored Players Film Corporation of Philadelphia
Miracle in Harlem Ten minutes to live ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Miracle in Harlem: A sweet old woman who runs a candy manufacturing business out of her home is swindled out of her business by a businessman and his son who have connections with the underworld. When he is found dead, the woman is suspected of the crime
The symbol of the unconquered a story of the Ku Klux Klan ( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Eve, a young light-skinned African American woman, travels from Selma, Alabama to the Northwest to claim the mine willed to her by her grandfather. Hugh, an African American man who falls in love with her but thinks that she is white, discovers oil, provoking the greed and anger of the Ku Klux Klan. The Klan attacks but is driven off. Finally, Eve and Hugh resolve their misunderstanding
[Veiled aristocrats--trailer] ( visu )
1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
[Veiled aristocrats--excerpts] ( visu )
1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Twenty years after leaving home, John Walden returns, having achieved his ambition to become a lawyer. He and his mother, Molly, discuss the marital situation of his sister, Rena, and the racial complications it poses. Molly asks John to break up Rena's romance with Frank because she disapproves of him and wants her daughter to marry a man of more refinement. At a nightclub, a woman says she will tell the story of the Waldens, and a waitress sings a song with piano accompaniment
Race films DVD set ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Movies made for and by African-Americans during the first half of the 20th century
Race films DVD set ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Movies made for and by African-Americans during the first half of the 20th century
Micheaux's ten minutes to live ( visu )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A mystery musical built around a threatening note which gives the heroine only "ten minutes to live"
Oscar Micheaux's Ten minutes to live ( visu )
1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A mystery-musical built around a threatening note which gives the heroine who sings and dances in a Harlem nightclub only "ten minutes to live." There is much nightclub entertainment as the mystery unravels with song and dance numbers and a stand up comedy routine
 
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