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Chenault, Lawrence 1877-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 423 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Race films  Low budget films  Music  Musical films  Detective and mystery films  Romance films  Film adaptations  Filmed performances 
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
Paul Robeson outsider ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 122 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
Body and soul ( visu )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Paul Robeson in his first screen role, plays two parts, an evil preacher and his good brother, who wage a personal war for the body and soul of the heroine
Veiled aristocrats ( visu )
10 editions published between 1932 and 2007 in English and held by 79 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 39 libraries worldwide
This crime drama from the 1930's features an all African-American cast and the story centers upon a nightclub and it's collection of customers and staff. Jealousy and revenge play a part in the stories of patrons and performers at the night club, with plenty of action and suspense thrown in for good measure, as well as some entertaining musical and dance numbers. 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 25 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 16 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
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"
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
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
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
 
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