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Sack, Alfred N.

Overview
Works: 30 works in 70 publications in 1 language and 983 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Short films  Filmed performances  Western films  Detective and mystery films  Horror films  Race films  Religious films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.436
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Publications about Alfred N Sack
Publications by Alfred N Sack
Most widely held works by Alfred N Sack
The best of jazz & blues ( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
"Musicals shorts, produced to merely fill out the film program, have in many cases acquired more value than the features they once supported. Filmed at the Paramount Studios in Astoria, Queens, these films offer unparalleled opportunities to see and hear great artists in action -- and sometimes present surprisingly gutsy subject matter via truly innovative film technique."--Container
Lying lips ( visu )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
In this melodrama, a nightclub singer is unjustly convicted and sent to prison for the murder of her aunt. Her boyfriend and a detective set out to prove she is innocent
Juke joint ; The bronze buckaroo ; Go down death ; Blood of Jesus ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Juke joint: Two con-men end up in a small Midwestern town and pose as Hollywood big shots
The blood of Jesus ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Blood of Jesus: 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 and African-American perspective
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 67 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) An undercover government agent on a case in Mississippi meets and falls in love with a beautiful young woman who's being menaced by a local crime boss. (Lying lips) After a nightclub singer is framed for murder and sent to prison, her detective boyfriend uncovers the real crooks
Go down, death! ( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
A social drama and a morality tale exploring 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. He arranges for the preacher to be photographed in a compromising situation with three attractive women. The bar owner's adoptive mother Sister Caroline, a member of the minister's church, supports the preacher and tries to get the photographic prints
Underworld ( visu )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 52 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
Harlem rides the range ; Moon over Harlem ; The big timers ; Dirty Gertie from Harlem, USA ( visu )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Moon over Harlem: A vicious ganster seduces a heart-broken, wealthy widow in order to gain control of her money
Blue melodies ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Eight mini musicals featuring landmark performances by the legends of jazz and blues
God's step children by Oscar Micheaux( visu )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
A light-skinned girl is abandoned by her mother and is sent by her foster mother to an all-Black school. She grows up and has a hard time fitting in to Black society
Hot rod girl ( visu )
in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Trouble at the drag strip as the town's hot-rodders meet Bronc, with his black leather jacket and a bad attitude
Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A. ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Sepia Cinderella: All black cast musical romance in which a poor dancer must compete with a rich lady for the man she loves. The man, a famous singer, leaves his beloved to pursue his career and the high life. Eventually he discovers there is more to life than a place in society and returns to his singer/girlfriend
Pioneers of African-American cinema ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Includes the films The Bronze Buckaroo; Zora Neale Hurston Fieldwork Footage; Commandment Keeper Church; The Blood of Jesus; Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A.; and Moses Sisters Interview. Also contains the extras "Tyler Texas Film Collection"; The Films of Zora Neale Hurston; The Films of Spencer Williams; and The End of an Era
Juke Joint ( visu )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Two slick talking traveling "thespians" seek a room at the home of Mama Holiday & become embroiled in her family's affairs. Mama is at odds with her dreamer husband & glamour-seeking daughters, one of whom is propositioned by the owner of the local juke joint. To gain Mama's favor, the men use their persuasive skills to keep the daughter from leaving town with her suitor
Lena Horne in The duke is tops ; A.B. Comatherie in The black king ; Joe Louis in Spirit of youth ; Rosey Grier in The glove ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
The glove: Sam Kellog is a worn out bounty hunter in Los Angeles who takes on a job which would pay him $20,000 for tracking down an ex-convict, Victor Hale, who's dressed up in riot gear and is beating prison guards to death with a steel laced glove that was invented by the police and was first used on him. So, it's payback time for Victor, but Sam is determined to find his man and bring him in despite the warnings
Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A. ( visu )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
In this all black cast feature, Gertie LaRue and her troupe of performers arrive direct from Harlem at the Paradise Hotel on the island of Trinidad. 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
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 )
in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Juke joint: Bad News Johnson and July Jones also known as Whitney Vanderbilt and Cornbread Green, go to Dallas where they acquire lodgings with Mama Lou and her family. The plot revolves around Mama Lou's efforts to keep her family intact
Where's my man to-nite? ( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Although every man in his family has gone gladly to war in the past, Rodney Tucker, Jr. has no intentions of volunteering. His girl throws him over because he won't join but still he resists. Finally he is drafted and while in training breaks all of the rules, finds his long lost father, and catches spies
St. Louis blues ( visu )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Bessie Smith plays a woman arriving home to find her man Jimmy with another woman, who has brought him luck in a crap game. Disconsolate over his infidelity, Bessie sings "My man's got a heart like a rock" and the scene changes to a bar at a nightclub. Bessie is joined by a band and chorus. Jimmy appears, does a rousing dance and fakes a reconciliation with Bessie, but then runs off again with all her money. This is the only extant film of a Bessie Smith performance
 
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