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 ...
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


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 <>

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A Mighty Epic Of Modern Morals!


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The Glory Road  »

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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 »


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


Heav'n, Heav'n
Arranged by Henry Thacker Burleigh
Sung in background while a congregation marches
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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.

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