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Souls of Sin (1949)

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Unsuccessful gambler 'Dollar Bill' Burton lives in a crummy New York basement room with old friend Bob and a new roommate, friendly blues singer 'Alabama' Lee. But, tired of being broke, ... See full summary »

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Savannah Churchill ...
Jimmy Wright ...
'Dollar Bill' Burton
Billie Allen ...
Etta Mason
William Greaves ...
Isaiah 'Alabama' Lee
Emory Richardson ...
Bob Roberts
Louise Jackson ...
Mrs. Sands
Powell Lindsay ...
Bad Boy George
Charlie Mac Rae ...
Mac
Bill Chase ...
Newspaper Editor
Jessie Walker ...
Cool Breeze
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Unsuccessful gambler 'Dollar Bill' Burton lives in a crummy New York basement room with old friend Bob and a new roommate, friendly blues singer 'Alabama' Lee. But, tired of being broke, Dollar Bill gets more steady employment...doing illegal errands for gangster Bad Boy George. The now prosperous Bill ignores pretty, adoring Etta and takes up with sultry singer Regina. Will Bill's way of life catch up with him? Will his upright friends be more successful in the end? All-black cast. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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(RCA Sound System)

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DISAPPOINTMENT BLUES
Written and sung by William Greaves
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The title is the bast part of the movie
19 February 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Notable only as one of the last 'race movies', made with a more-or-less all black cast and aimed at segregated theaters.

Unlike many race movies, singing and dancing doesn't really compensate for the quickie production values. The basement apartment set though has to be seen to be believed.

Despite the title, the sin is rather tame by modern standards.


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