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Jericho (1937)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Musical, Adventure  |  16 August 1938 (USA)
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During WWI, action hero Robeson escapes an unjust death sentence to ramble around Arabia.

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Kouka ...
Gara
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Hassan
James Carew ...
Maj. J.R. Barnes
Lawrence Brown ...
Pvt. Face
Rufus Fennell ...
Sgt. Gamey
Ike Hatch ...
Pvt. Tag
Frank Cram ...
Col. Lake
Frank Cochrane ...
Agouba
George Barraud ...
Frederick Cooper ...
Henry Aubin ...
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During the Great War, a Negro corporal, Jericho Jackson, disobeys an order and saves crewmen trapped below deck after an attack. A sergeant dies in the incident; Jackson is court-martialed and sentenced to death. He bolts, and his captain unjustly gets a five-year sentence for aiding his escape; the captain vows to bring Jackson to justice. Meanwhile, Jackson has stolen a boat and sailed from Bordeaux to Morocco where his skills as a physician give him a new lease on life. He becomes a chief responsible for negotiating peace among tribes and leading the annual great salt caravan. A confrontation with his old captain is, however, unavoidable. Can there be justice? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary
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Written by Jack Judge and Harry Williams
Played and sung at the Songfest
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Well-made fantasy tale
18 April 2002 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Great entertainment with several interesting aspects. Tailored for Robeson's self-preferred Black Superman persona, this movie has scenes of Robeson ordering Wallace Ford ("Old Pa" from Patch of Blue) to tend to his camel, and Robeson commanding an army into battle. All this is done with a genial sense of humor that keeps it fun! Robeson is a man on the run, who is also a college-educated doctor. Remember, this was 20 years before Sidney came along.


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