Less Enlightened Times

by peter1-8 | last updated - 30 Nov 2011 | Public

Hollywood once took a REALLY dim view of blacks and Asians, to say the least.

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1. Al's Troubles (1926)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

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Al and his pal Jack lose all but their underwear in a poker game, and have to flee in their underwear when the cops raid the joint. The elude the police by joining a bunch of marathon ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Al Alt, Jack Singleton

2. All Coons Look Alike to Me (1909)

Short, Music

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3. Big Chief Ugh-Amugh-Ugh (1938)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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Big Chief Ugh-Amugh-Ugh is looking for a squaw. Meanwhile, Popeye and Olive are wrestling with their recalcitrant mule and Olive accidentally lands in the Indian camp. Popeye catches up to ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 77

4. The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Not Rated | 195 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper

Votes: 18,702 | Gross: $10.00M

5. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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76 Metascore

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 137,459

6. Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips (1944)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Bugs fights stereotyped Japanese during World War II.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 400

7. Caveman Inki (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.9
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Back in prehistoric times, a thundering earthquake splits a mountain wide open, and out hops the minah bird, to alternately bedevil, mystify and rescue Inki as he hunts dinosaurs. Meanwhile... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 92

8. Chloe, Love Is Calling You (1934)

62 min | Horror

3.6
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A black voodoo priestess comes out of the Louisians swamps to take revenge on the white plantation owner she believes killed her husband.

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Olive Borden, Reed Howes, Molly O'Day, Philip Ober

Votes: 182

9. Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (1943)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.4
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So White flees from the wicked Queenie, wins over the thugs from Murder Inc. and meets her overrated Prince Chawmin'.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Ivie Anderson, Mel Blanc, Ruby Dandridge, Vivian Dandridge

Votes: 1,169

10. The Covered Pushcart (1949)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short

4.2
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Sourpuss and Gandy Goose are touring the country by automobile pulling an ultra-modern trailer when they are attacked and invaded by a wild-west, non-modern Indian who wishes to scalp them.... See full summary »

Director: Mannie Davis | Star: Arthur Kay

Votes: 6

11. Eats Are West (1925)

Animation, Short, Comedy

5.8
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Felix the Cat enters the Old West and battles cruel gunmen and savage Indians.

Director: Otto Messmer

Votes: 26

12. Der ewige Jude (1940)

62 min | Documentary, History

5.2
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The Jews of Poland (invaded by Germany in 1939) are depicted as filthy, evil, corrupt, and intent on world domination. Street scenes are shown prejudicially, along with clips from Jewish ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Hippler | Stars: Curt Bois, Charles Chaplin, Albert Einstein, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 2,547

13. Gone with the Wind (1939)

G | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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97 Metascore

A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 238,237 | Gross: $198.68M

14. Inki at the Circus (1947)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.7
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At the circus, two dogs compete for the bone in Inki's topknot, as a disinterested myna bird causes trouble for everyone.

Director: Chuck Jones

Votes: 70

15. Inki and the Lion (1941)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.5
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Preceded by thunderous crashing from the jungle, a little black bird with a syncopated hop emerges from the brush to mystify big-game hunter Inki as he attempts to track down his prey: a ferocious daddy lion.

Director: Chuck Jones

Votes: 71

16. Inki and the Minah Bird (1943)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.8
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In an African jungle strange enough to have a roaring butterfly, Inki the boy hunter, a lion with false teeth and a magical minah bird match wits.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 162

17. Jingle, Jangle, Jungle (1950)

Animation, Short, Music

6.4
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"Jingle Jangle Jungle" is an animated short about life in Africa (non-PC.) Includes a sing-a-long of "Civilization (Bongo Bongo Bongo)."

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 24

18. Kid 'in' Africa (1933)

10 min | Comedy, Short

5.0
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Director: Jack Hays | Stars: Shirley Temple, Danny Boone Jr.

Votes: 156

19. King Klunk (1933)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Pooch the Pup, his camera, and his girlfriend go to Africa to make a movie of a giant gorilla. Things proceed roughly as in King Kong (1933), though with various comic twists.

Director: Walter Lantz

Votes: 72

20. Little Black Sambo (1935)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Animation, Short

5.6
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Mammy gives Little Black Sambo a quick scrub on the washboard, then pats him down with baby powder, black baby powder, before sending him off to play. She warns him about the tiger. "That ... See full summary »

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 234

21. The Little Lion Hunter (1939)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.7
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Out hunting in the jungle with his spear, African native boy Inki keeps narrowly missing his prey: a parrot, a giraffe, even a butterfly. Then there's that weird black bird with the ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 94

22. The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Englishmen race to find the tomb of Genghis Khan before the sinister Fu Manchu does.

Directors: Charles Brabin, Charles Vidor | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lewis Stone, Karen Morley, Charles Starrett

Votes: 2,558

23. The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934)

Approved | 63 min | Mystery

4.8
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Investigating a series of murders in Chinatown, wise-guy reporter Jason Barton is captured by the megalomaniacal Mr. Wong, desperately trying to complete his collection of the twelve gold ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Wallace Ford, Arline Judge, E. Alyn Warren

Votes: 554

24. A Nigger in the Woodpile (1904)

4 min | Comedy, Short

6.3
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This is a clever comedy production in several scenes. In the opening scene the hired man is complaining to Farmer Jones that the woodpile is being depleted by thieves. Farmer Jones decides ... See full summary »

Votes: 164

25. A Plantation Act (1926)

10 min | Short, Music

6.0
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Dressed in overalls and wearing black-face makeup, Jolson sings three of his hit songs. For the complete list, follow the soundtrack link.

Director: Philip Roscoe | Star: Al Jolson

Votes: 180

26. Scrap the Japs (1942)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Popeye, punished with tedious chores on an aircraft carrier, leaps into action when a Japanese bomber, hiding behind a fake cloud, attacks the ship.

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 45

27. Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Beat (1941)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.2
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The black residents of Lazy Town are bored one day until a sultry light-skinned woman shows up to teach them what rhythm is.

Director: Walter Lantz | Stars: Ivie Anderson, Mel Blanc

Votes: 332

28. Song of the South (1946)

Approved | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.3
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The kindly story-teller Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br'er Rabbit, who outwits Br'er Fox and slow-witted Br'er Bear.

Directors: Wilfred Jackson, Harve Foster | Stars: Ruth Warrick, Bobby Driscoll, James Baskett, Luana Patten

Votes: 9,370 | Gross: $63.72M

29. Ten Little Nigger Boys (1912)

Animation, Short

7.8
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Nursery rhyme enacted by toys.

Director: Arthur Melbourne Cooper

Votes: 25

30. Tokio Jokio (1943)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

4.8
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A "captured" Japanese newsreel. Civilian defense shows an aircraft spotter painting spots on aircraft and a fire prevention HQ that already burned down. Kitchen Hints shows the construction... See full summary »

Director: Norm McCabe | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 213

31. You're a Sap, Mr. Jap (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

5.8
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Popeye takes on the Japanese Navy single-handedly.

Director: Dan Gordon | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 198

32. Wacky Wigwams (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short

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A cartoon satire---yes, it is now politically incorrect---on Indian life on and off the reservation. It is filled with black-out sight gags, word-play and caricatures involving ... See full summary »

Director: Alec Geiss

33. Watermelon Contest (1896)

1 min | Short, Comedy

4.3
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Two men have a contest to see which one can be the first to eat a large slice of watermelon.

Director: James H. White

Votes: 172

34. Watermelon Contest (1900)

2 min | Short, Comedy

3.9
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Four men each hold a large slice of watermelon, and have a race to see who can finish eating first. All four move quickly, but one man seems to be pulling ahead of the others. Soon the contestants begin to hinder one another's efforts.

Director: James H. White

Votes: 93

35. The Watermelon Patch (1905)

11 min | Comedy, Short

4.8
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Several men take watermelons from a melon patch, and are pursued.

Directors: Wallace McCutcheon, Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 88