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The Notorious Elinor Lee (1940)

Gangsters use a woman to get to a boxer and convince him to throw a big fight.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gladys Williams ...
Elinor Lee
Robert Earl Jones ...
Benny Blue
Carman Newsome ...
Norman Haywood
Edna Mae Harris ...
Fredi Welsh
Vera Burelle ...
Sherry Johnson
Eddie Lemons ...
Brownlee
Columbus Jackson ...
Crocker Johnson
Laura Bowman ...
Benny's mother
Madeline Donegan ...
Mary
Amanda Randolph ...
Mary's mother
Robert Paquin ...
Reporter
Oscar Polk ...
Blakely (as O.W. Polk)
Charles La Torre ...
Farbacher (as Charles LaTorre)
Don De Leo ...
Feretti (as Don DeLeo)
Abe Simon ...
Hererra
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Gangsters use a woman to get to a boxer and convince him to throw a big fight.

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Love sent him down the road to crime!

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The 56 Year Old Oscar Micheaux
30 October 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This film is regarded as another garbled failure in conjunction with Hubert Julian. It is about the contribution of black men to boxing, and was as interesting as watching Hitchcock's 'Foreign Correspondent'. In fact, it was as bad as watching Cecil B. DeMille's 'Northwest Mounted Police'.


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