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The Blood of Jesus (1941)

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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 ...
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 ...
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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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Drama | Fantasy

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$5,000 (estimated)
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The film was so successful that Spencer Williams was offered a ten-year contract to produce eight more films with his company. See more »

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Amazing Grace
Lyrics by John Newton
Music traditional, arranged by William Walker
Arranged by Henry Thacker Burleigh
Sung in background during a baptism
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Poetic history
25 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

One of the first (and oldest) films made by a black film-maker, this film, despite its rough construction, is poetic in telling its story of devilish temptation and heavenly salvation.


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