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Russell, Alice B.

Overview
Works: 10 works in 23 publications in 1 language and 685 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Race films  Short films  Slapstick comedy films  Comedy films  Independent films  Silent films  Detective and mystery films  Horror films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Actor
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Publications about Alice B Russell
Publications by Alice B Russell
Most widely held works by Alice B Russell
Pioneers of African-American cinema ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Entrepreneurial filmmakers built an industry apart from the Hollywood establishment, cultivating visual and narrative styles that were uniquely their own
The Girl from Chicago ( visu )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
A young secret service agent falls in love with a schoolteacher in a small Mississippi town. Later in New York, he has to save her friend from the numbers racket and is accused of murder
The girl in room 20 ; Son of Ingagi ; The girl from Chicago ; Lying lips ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 93 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
God's step children by Oscar Micheaux( visu )
11 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and held by 58 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
Girl in room 20 ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Girl in room 20: A Texas girl moves to New York to make it as a singer, but runs into trouble with a man who offers to be her agent. Meanwhile her boyfriend arrives from Texas to win her back
Pioneers of African-American cinema ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Includes the films The Girl From Chicago; Ten Minutes to Live; Veiled Aristocrats; and Birthright. Also contains the extras "Veiled Aristocrats" (original trailer) and "Birthright" (theatrical trailer)
Pioneers of African-American cinema ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Includes the films Eleven P.M.; Hell-bound Train; Verdict: Not Guilty; The Darktown Revue; The Exile; and Hot Biskits. Also contains the extras "Religion in Early African-American Cinema"; "Eleven P.M.: an Introduction"; and Interview with S. Torriano Berry"
Synergy Entertainment presents Oscar Micheaux : special three disc collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
The girl from Chicago: "Secret Service agent Alonzo White is sent to Mississippi to investigate activities there, and meets and falls in love with a beautiful young woman who's being menaced by a local crime boss. He rescues the girl and they leave Mississippi and head to Harlem, but their troubles follow them there."--Container
Black entertainment in film ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Race movies: Illustrates the history of Afro-American movies and their struggle to get their real place on the American screen ; Boy! What a girl!: Tim Moore impersonates a wealthy spinster from Paris ; Moon over Harlem: A musical melodrama about a Harlem widow who unwittingly marries a double-talking gangster ; God's step children: 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 ; Blood of Jesus: A small rural town is in an uproar when a sinful husband accidentally shoots his newly-baptized wife. A serious treatment of black religion with an all-black cast
God's Step Children ; Blood of Jesus ( visu )
in English and held by 4 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. Martha must reach redemption as her soul waits at the crossroads of Hell and Zion."--Container
 
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English (23)
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