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The Blood of Jesus (1941)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Fantasy  |  27 April 2015 (USA)
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An atheist accidentally shoots his Baptist wife. She dies and goes to a crossroads, where the devil tries to lead her astray.

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Complete credited cast:
Cathryn Caviness ...
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
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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>

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A Mighty Epic Of Modern Morals!

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$5,000 (estimated)
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This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1991. See more »

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

Soundtracks

Run, Child, Run
Traditional spiritual
Sung in background as Luke Williams runs after seeing a snake
Reprised in backround when Martha Ann is being chased by the men
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Good for what little they had to work with
3 April 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie much more than I thought I would. It seems that the

cast had little to work with (sets, costumes, etc.) but they did a

pretty decent job. Once I started it I could not keep my eyes off of it. I saw lots of good camera work that I would not have expected from a low budget movie. The message today might seem kind of hokey to "modern" minds, but for its day and time it was pretty much right on target.


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