MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 22,959 this week

The Blood of Jesus (1941)

 -  Drama | Fantasy
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 217 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 3 critic

An atheist accidentally shoots his Baptist wife. She dies and goes to a crossroads, where the devil tries to lead her astray.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 594 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 8865 titles
created 08 Sep 2013
 
a list of 153 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 183 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 75 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Blood of Jesus (1941)

The Blood of Jesus (1941) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Blood of Jesus.
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: M Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story, set in Kansas during the 1920s, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parks
Stars: Kyle Johnson, Alex Clarke, Estelle Evans
Tevya (1939)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The original, non-musical film version of the book which inspired "Fiddler on the Roof".

Director: Maurice Schwartz
Stars: Maurice Schwartz, Miriam Riselle, Rebecca Weintraub
San Pietro (1945)
Documentary | Short | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

This documentary movie is about the battle of San Pietro, a small village in Italy. Over 1,100 US soldiers were killed while trying to take this location, that blocked the way for the ... See full summary »

Director: John Huston
Stars: Mark W. Clark, John Huston
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped.

Directors: John Cromwell, W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, C. Aubrey Smith
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two cabbies search San Francisco's Chinatown for a mysterious character who has disappeared with their $4000. Their quest leads them on a humorous, if mundane, journey which illuminates the... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Wang
Stars: Wood Moy, Marc Hayashi, Laureen Chew
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

As Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War, they are set upon by French soldiers and their cohorts, Huron tribesmen led by the evil... See full summary »

Directors: Clarence Brown, Maurice Tourneur
Stars: Wallace Beery, Barbara Bedford, Alan Roscoe
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.

Director: Michael Roemer
Stars: Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris
Hallelujah (1929)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In a juke joint, sharecropper Zeke falls for a beautiful dancer, Chick, but she's only setting him up for a rigged craps game. He loses $100, the money he got for the sale of his family's ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Young filmmaker decides to make a movie of his life.

Director: Jim McBride
Stars: L.M. Kit Carson, Eileen Dietz, Louise Levine
Adventure | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Seeking revenge, an athletic young man joins the pirate band responsible for his father's death.

Director: Albert Parker
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove, Tempe Pigott
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Stanton Kaye
Stars: Stanton Kaye, Michaux French, Allan McCollum
The Italian (1915)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An immigrant leaves his sweetheart in Italy to find a better life across the sea in the grimy slums of New York. They are eventually reunited and marry. But life in New York is hard and ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Barker
Stars: George Beban, Clara Williams, J. Frank Burke
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cathryn Caviness ...
Sister Martha Ann Jackson
Spencer Williams ...
Razz Jackson
Juanita Riley ...
Sister Jenkins
Reather Hardeman ...
Sister Ellerby
Rogenia Goldthwaite ...
The Angel
James B. Jones ...
Satan (as Jas. B. Jones)
Frank H. McClennan ...
Judas Green
Eddie DeBase ...
Rufus Brown (as Eddie De Base)
Alva Fuller ...
Luke Williams
R.L. Robertson ...
Himself (as Rev. R.L. Robertson)
The Heavenly Choir ...
Group Singers
Edit

Storyline

In the rural south of the United States, a godly young woman is accidently wounded by her unchurched husband. She succumbs to the injuries, whereupon a good angel bids her to journey with him to the Crossroads of Life. Before she can travel far, the devil lures her with the temptations of juke joints and the city. Can she regain the straight and narrow before it's too late? And what is to become of those she left behind? Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Mighty Epic Of Modern Morals!

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

The Glory Road  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$5,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was so successful that Spencer Williams was offered a ten-year contract to produce eight more films with his company. See more »

Connections

Featured in Movies of Color: Black Southern Cinema (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Were You There When They Crucified My Lord
Traditional
Arranged by Henry Thacker Burleigh
Sung in background when a picure of Jesus is shown
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Curiosity piece
23 February 1999 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This film is of some historical interest in that it represents black independent filmmaking of the 30s and 40s, intended primarily for black audiences. It also gives those who remember the "Amos and Andy" TV show a chance to see the earlier, serious work of Spencer Williams who portrayed Andy on the show and who wrote, directed, and starred in this film, as he did several others. Unfortunately, the acting and technical aspects of this film are so primitive that it is almost unfair to criticize it. It is an earnest and well meant effort, but worth watching only for a few nice religious images and the fine gospel singing on the soundtrack.


12 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Blood of Jesus (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?