MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 83,877 this week

Go Down, Death! (1944)

5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 72 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 2 critic

The owner of a juke joint arranges to frame an innocent preacher with a scandalous photograph, but his scheme backfires when his own adoptive mother interferes.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 70 titles
created 01 Nov 2012
 
a list of 268 titles
created 06 Jan 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 247 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 564 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Go Down, Death!" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Go Down, Death! (1944)

Go Down, Death! (1944) on IMDb 5.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Go Down, Death!.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Sylvia Walton returns from Harlem to take over a Jamaican plantation from her vindictive half-sister, amid the growing sound of drums.

Director: Arthur H. Leonard
Stars: Nina Mae McKinney, Jack Carter, Ida James
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jeff Carter has put an end to the town's delinquency with a boys' club. Young hoodlum Danny shows up and influences teenagers Doris, Willy and Leo. They hang out at a juke joint where Eve ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Pierson
Stars: Billy Halop, Scotty Beckett, Richard Gaines
The Black Cat (1934)
Horror | Crime | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

American honeymooners in Hungary are trapped in the home of a Satan- worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when the stumble upon the Femm family estate.

Director: James Whale
Stars: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A musical revue that basically has Paramount stars and contract-players doing things some had never done on screen, and wouldn't again; such as Ruth Chatteron , in a French-café setting ... See full summary »

Directors: Dorothy Arzner, Otto Brower, and 9 more credits »
Stars: Jean Arthur, Clara Bow, Maurice Chevalier
Heartland (1979)
Western | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Richard Pearce
Stars: Rip Torn, Conchata Ferrell, Barry Primus
Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Johnny Broderick, arson squad investigator, and his assistant, Ben Howard,, investigate a warehouse fire and find evidence of arson. Lawyer William Yarbo is behind the series of incendiary ... See full summary »

Director: Thor L. Brooks
Stars: Steve Brodie, Lyn Thomas, Tom Hubbard
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Director: Joseph Santley
Stars: Robert Livingston, Ruth Terry, Henry Hull
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A hitch-hiking stranger manages a lift from a young woman into the town he's destined for, and she's from. Both land up in jail, twice, as the small town and its leading family slowly unravel the in-plain-sight mystery behind this man.

Director: Christy Cabanne
Stars: Dave O'Brien, Kay Aldridge, Walter Catlett
Rage (1966)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A man bitten by a rabid dog in the desert must find help before it's too late.

Director: Gilberto Gazcón
Stars: Glenn Ford, Stella Stevens, David Reynoso
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

High school thug is front man for a local marijuana ring.

Director: William Witney
Stars: Scott Marlowe, Richard Bakalyan, Gigi Perreau
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Captain Steve Morley (Rex Reason) must evaluate how the men under his command react to pressure and stress at high altitudes in the latest jet fighters, with the usual romantic subplot ... See full summary »

Director: Helmut Dantine
Stars: Rex Reason, Dick Foran, Audrey Dalton
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Myra D. Hemmings
Samuel H. James ...
Jasper - The Preacher
Eddye L. Houston
Spencer Williams ...
Big Jim Bottoms
Amos Droughan
Walter McMillion
Irene Campbell
Charlie Washington
Helen Butler
Dolly Jones
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmie Green
The Heavenly Choir
Jimmie Green's Orchestra
Edit

Storyline

A bar owner attempts to discredit the new preacher with whom he is feuding by framing him with a photograph showing him drinking with women with bad reputations. The bar owner's adoptive mother, a member of the minister's church, supports the preacher and gets the photographic prints. When the bar owner struggles with his mother for the prints, he accidentally kills her. After the preacher's funeral sermon, the bar owner's conscience drives him to his death. Written by Gary Imhoff, gary@dcwatch.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Saturday Sinners and Sunday Saints Clash in the Battle of Good Against Evil! See more »

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into A Dirty Shame (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Decent Race Film
26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Go Down, Death! (1944)

** (out of 4)

Spencer Williams' fourth feature as producer and director is a step up from The Blood of Jesus. In this film, a new preacher (Samuel H. James) moves to a small Southern town where he tries to teach the black folks about God. By doing this, people stop going to a local bar, which doesn't sit well with the owner (Williams). The bar owner then sets the preacher up by taking a picture of his with three women hoping this will ruin his reputation. The story here, like the above film, is pretty interesting and makes for a good drama, although the film is still hampered by some poor acting. Williams gives a good performance and is certainly the highlight of the film.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Silent Film Seen During the End? Do You Know? Sproketer
Discuss Go Down, Death! (1944) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?