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Murder on Lenox Avenue (1941)

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Dramatic events in a Harlem apartment house center around Pa Wilkins, chosen by the Better Business League to replace their ousted, crooked leader Marshall...who wants revenge; and Pa's ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mamie Smith ...
Alec Lovejoy ...
Flivver Johnson (as Alex Lovejoy)
Norman Astwood ...
Mr. Marshall
Augustus Smith ...
Pa Wilkins (as Gus Smith)
Alberta Perkins ...
Mercedes
Edna Mae Harris ...
Singer
Sidney Easton ...
Speed Simmons
Dene Larry ...
Ola Wilkins
Ernie Ransom ...
Jim Bracton
Earl Sydnor ...
Gregory
Herman Green ...
Lomax
George Williams ...
Montoute
Cristola Williams ...
Rosalia
Emily Santos ...
Emily
Flo Lee ...
Flo
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Dramatic events in a Harlem apartment house center around Pa Wilkins, chosen by the Better Business League to replace their ousted, crooked leader Marshall...who wants revenge; and Pa's ward Jim Bracton, a two-timing Romeo whose affairs are coming to a crisis. And hanging around is Marshall's murderous junkie henchman, Lomax. Will it all end in someone's being killed? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Not a Good One
4 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the worst all black movies I've ever seen.

It runs like a propaganda film for some kind of union crap with a drama wrapped around it. Not that some of the messaging about self sufficiency are all that bad, but it's so in your face.

The actors are horrible.

Some of them look like they are reading cue cards/

I'm usually fascinated by these films as period pieces from another time, but this one is not really worth it. It runs about a hour and feels like 3 hours.

There are two interesting things -- all the guys are in suits and all the women are dressed up.

Even the candid street shots of Harlem show real people all dressed up.

What a change. We should go back to those days.


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