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Sack, Alfred N.

Overview
Works: 26 works in 69 publications in 1 language and 943 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Parodies, imitations, etc  Music  Revues  Film adaptations  Fiction 
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 207 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 136 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
Go down, death! ( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 71 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
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 68 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 )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 58 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
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
Blue melodies ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Musical shorts, produced to merely fill out the film program, have in many cases acquired more value than the features they once supported. They offer unparalleled opportunities to see and hear great artists in action - and sometimes present surprisingly gutsy subject matter via truly innovative film technique. Case in point: this volume presents priceless blues-oriented footage from the early years of sound. The legendary "Empress of the blues", Bessie Smith, stars in her only film, the once-notorious musical drama "St. Louis Blues". Teenaged Billie Holiday performs with Duke Ellington's Orchestra in "Symphony In Black", perhaps the greatest of Ellington's shorts. Another Ellington piece, "Bundle Of Blues", spotlights his favorite band singer, Ivie Anderson, while George Dewey Washington's powerful baritone transcends some stereotypical situations in "Ol' King Cotton". And, months before her Broadway debut, an unnervingly girlish Ethel Merman defends her life before a judge in the surreal "Her Future", shot at the Paramount studio in Merman's hometown (Astoria, Queens). Also staring in this volume - definitely in a lighter vein - are bandleader Vince Lopez (who conducts a bouncy "St. Louis Blues" in "Those Blues"), Cab Calloway ("Jitterbug Party"), and Bing Crosby performing his theme song "Where The Blue Of The Night Meets The Gold Of The Day".--Back of container
Harlem rides the range ( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Moon over Harlem: A vicious ganster seduces a heart-broken, wealthy widow in order to gain control of her money
God's step children ( visu )
3 editions published in 1996 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 37 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 )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 36 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
Juke Joint ( visu )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 33 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
Underworld ( visu )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 29 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 24 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
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
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
God's stepchildren ( visu )
5 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A light-skinned girl is abandoned by her mother and is sent by her foster mother to an all-black school. She grow up and has a hard time fitting in to black society
God's Step Children ; Blood of Jesus ( visu )
in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The blood of Jesus (60 min.): "Sister Martha Jackson is baptized one Sunday morning and accidentally shot by her husband's hunting rifle in the afternoon. The bullet passes through her chest and lodges itself in the heart of a picture of Jesus, which hangs in her home."--Container
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
Where's my man to-nite? ( visu )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 3 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 jap spies"--Container
 
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