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Way down south [videorecording] / Variety Films presentation, directed by Bernard Vorhaus, a Roan Group Archival Entertainment from poet Langston Hughes.


Louisiana is the setting as young Tim Reid's (Breen) substantial inheritance is covered by a crooked attorney. Breen teems up with a Cajun innkeeper to foil the villain and sing some songs. Co-written by Clarence Muse with African-American poet Langston Hughes, who were also responsible for writing the songs, which include "Louisiana", and "Good Ground."

Item details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (61 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [S.l.] : Roan Group, 2006, c1939.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1939.
"Starring 1930's singing sensation, Bobby Breen"--Container cover.
DVD extras: introduction and film history by Lou Lumenick, Chief New York Post Film critic; "Life of a child star: Bill Winckler talks about his father Bobby Winckler" featurette; bonus material from the ROAN archive; "Radiation March" and more.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Producer, Sol Lesser; director, Bernard Vorhaus; original story and screenplay, Clarence Muse, Langston Hughes; photography, Charles Schoenbaum.
Participant or Performer Note:
Bobby Breen, Clarence Muse, Alan Mowbray, Ralph Morgan, Steffi Duna, Sally Blane, Matthew "Stymie" Beard, Edwin Maxwell, Charles Middleton, Robert Greig, Hall Johnson choir.
System Details Note:
DVD, all Region, playable worlkdwide.
Subject: Plantation life > Drama.
Musicals > Louisiana.
African Americans in motion pictures
Feature films.

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