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16 August 1938 (USA) See more »
During WWI, action hero Robeson escapes an unjust death sentence to ramble around Arabia. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Paul Robeson ... Cpl. Jericho Jackson

Henry Wilcoxon ... Capt. Mack
Wallace Ford ... Mike Clancy
Kouka ... Gara

John Laurie ... 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 ... Explorer
Frederick Cooper ... Explorer
Henry Aubin ... Explorer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eugene Cozier ... Mick Jackson (uncredited)
Charles Farrell ... Sergeant on Guard (uncredited)
Peter Gawthorne ... Court Martial President (uncredited)
Danny Green ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Eslanda Robeson ... Tribal Princess (uncredited)

Directed by
Thornton Freeland 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
George Barraud 
Walter Futter  story
Robert N. Lee  adaptation
Peter Ruric  adaptation

Produced by
Walter Futter .... producer
Original Music by
Van Phillips (uncredited)
Alfred Ralston (uncredited)
Cinematography by
John W. Boyle 
Art Direction by
Edward Carrick 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donald Wilson .... assistant director
Sound Department
Bert Ross .... sound (as A.S. Ross)
Editorial Department
Edward B. Jarvis .... supervising editor (as E.B. Jarvis)
Music Department
Van Phillips .... musical director
Other crew
Max Schach .... presenter

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77 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1940) | USA:Not Rated
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Paul Robeson once again astounds with his acting and singing in Jericho, 20 February 2014
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

This is another Paul Robeson film I watched on a DVD set collection of his selected movies. In this one, he plays a World War I soldier who despite saving some lives, also disobeyed orders of a superior officer and accidentally killed him. So he gets court martialed but then manages to escape. Unfortunately, that also means the officer in charge of guarding him (Henry Wilcoxon) will serve five years in prison for supposedly aiding him. Robeson then stows away with another drifter (Wallace Ford) before they settle in a desert area. I'll stop there and just say this was another compellingly told drama from Robeson and, of course, he gets to display his fine singing voice as well. So on that point, I recommend Jericho. P.S. I just found out this Wallace Ford was the same one whose last role was that of an alcoholic grandfather in Sidney Poitier's A Patch of Blue.

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