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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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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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Also Known As:
"Jericho" - UK (original title)
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77 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1940) | USA:Not Rated
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This film was first telecast on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT Wednesday 5 June 1940. It is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946.See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Well-made fantasy tale, 18 April 2002
Author: Sleepy-17 from Colorado

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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