Rufus Jones, a black child, is elected President of the United States in this short musical comedy. The film features song and dance numbers by a seven year old Sammy Davis Jr..

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Rufus Jones, a black child, is elected President of the United States in this short musical comedy. The film features song and dance numbers by a seven year old Sammy Davis Jr.. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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9 September 1933 (USA)  »

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Broadway Brevities (1933-1934 season) #2: Rufus Jones for President  »

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Sammy Davis Jr.'s first film. See more »

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Featured in That's Black Entertainment (1990) See more »

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Rufus Jones for President
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Written by Cliff Hess
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One of the most offensive products ever turned out by Hollywood
7 January 1999 | by (Springfield, VA) – See all my reviews

This must have been an embarrassment to every member of the entirely African-American cast. Every derogatory, disparaging stereotype of the black American community is featured prominently. I won't reinforce the insults by listing them here, except to mention chickens, watermelons, and dice.

One good song by Ethel Waters (and a couple of bad ones), and the fantastic singing and dancing talents of 8-year-old Sammy Davis bring the total up to something below 1 on the IMDb scale.


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