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Explore the representation of African Americans in the history of American cinema through the eyes of Melvin Van Peebles.
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A history of the racially stereotyped portrayal of African Americans in cinema. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Melvin Van Peebles ... Himself / Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret Barker ... Herself (archive footage)

Joanna Barnes ... Herself (archive footage)

Ethel Barrymore ... Herself (archive footage)

Harry Belafonte ... Himself (archive footage)

Ingrid Bergman ... Herself (archive footage)
David Brian ... Himself (archive footage)

Lloyd Bridges ... Himself (archive footage)
Steve Brodie ... Himself (archive footage)

Charles Bronson ... Himself (archive footage)

Jim Brown ... Himself (archive footage)
James Burke ... Himself (archive footage)

Jeff Corey ... Himself (archive footage)

Lou Costello ... Himself (archive footage)

Jeanne Crain ... Herself (archive footage)

Tony Curtis ... Himself (archive footage)

Dorothy Dandridge ... Herself (archive footage)

Gloria DeHaven ... Herself (archive footage)

Douglas Dick ... Himself (archive footage)
Tamara Dobson ... Herself (archive footage)

Kirk Douglas ... Himself (archive footage)

Irene Dunne ... Magnolia Hawks (archive footage)
James Edwards ... Himself (archive footage)

Mel Ferrer ... Himself (archive footage)

Errol Flynn ... Himself (archive footage)

Nina Foch ... Herself (archive footage)

Ava Gardner ... Herself (archive footage)

Will Geer ... Himself (archive footage)

Mel Gibson ... Himself (archive footage)

Lillian Gish ... Herself (archive footage)

Danny Glover ... Himself (archive footage)

Cary Grant ... Himself (archive footage)

Kathryn Grayson ... Herself (archive footage)

Pam Grier ... Herself (archive footage)
Juano Hernandez ... Himself (archive footage)

Lena Horne ... Herself (archive footage)

Katharine Houghton ... Herself (archive footage)
John Hudkins ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Hylton ... Himself (archive footage)

Rex Ingram ... Himself (archive footage)
Claude Jarman Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)

Al Jolson ... Himself (archive footage)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage)

Kevin Kline ... Himself (archive footage)

Burt Lancaster ... Himself (archive footage)
Canada Lee ... Himself (archive footage)

Vivien Leigh ... Herself (archive footage)
Frank Lovejoy ... Himself (archive footage)

Lee Marvin ... Himself (archive footage)

Harpo Marx ... Himself (archive footage)

May McAvoy ... Herself (archive footage)

Hattie McDaniel ... Herself (archive footage)

Nina Mae McKinney ... Herself (archive footage)

Adolphe Menjou ... Himself (archive footage)

Zakes Mokae ... Himself (archive footage)

Barry Nelson ... Himself (archive footage)
Frederick O'Neal ... Himself (archive footage)

Ron O'Neal ... Himself (archive footage)

Maureen O'Sullivan ... Herself (archive footage)

Laurence Olivier ... Himself (archive footage)
Beatrice Pearson ... Herself (archive footage)

Sidney Poitier ... Himself (archive footage)

Dick Powell ... Himself (archive footage)

Mickey Rooney ... Himself (archive footage)

Richard Roundtree ... Himself (archive footage)

Robert Ryan ... Himself (archive footage)

George Siegmann ... Himself (archive footage)
Kenneth Spencer ... Himself (archive footage)

James Stewart ... Himself (archive footage)

Woody Strode ... Himself (archive footage)

Shirley Temple ... Herself (archive footage)

Peter Ustinov ... Himself (archive footage)

Ethel Waters ... Herself (archive footage)

Johnny Weissmuller ... Himself (archive footage)

Richard Widmark ... Himself (archive footage)
Martin Wilkins ... Himself (archive footage)

Dooley Wilson ... Himself (archive footage)

Penelope Wilton ... Herself (archive footage)
Malcolm X ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Mark Daniels 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Melvin Van Peebles 

Produced by
Judy Aley .... associate producer
Patrick Dumez .... executive producer
Yves Jeanneau .... executive producer
Yves Jeanneau .... producer
Sylvie Jezequel .... executive producer
Christine Le Goff .... producer
Melvin Van Peebles .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Mark Daniels 
 
Film Editing by
Janice Jones 
Catherine Mabilat 
 
Production Design by
Patrick Durand 
 
Art Direction by
Valérie Saradjian 
 
Production Management
Melina Jochum .... production manager
Michel Rager .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Max Van Peebles .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Marc Bonetti .... set builder
Gael Hollard .... graphics
Paul Ranson .... graphics (as Paul Ransom)
Jean-Claude Saby .... set builder
 
Sound Department
Norbert Gilbert .... sound mixer
Marshall Reese .... sound
Olivier Schwob .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Philippe Andron .... key grip
Daniel Beaman .... key grip
Renaud Jousse .... lighting
Marianne Lamour .... lighting
 
Editorial Department
Bruno Husquin .... on-line editor
Marie Rullier .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Robert Cotthaus .... production assistant
Will Counts .... photos
Laurent Didier .... operator
Patrick Dumez .... production coordinator
Valérie Fouquier .... production administrator
Robert Freedman .... legal
Olivier Gallais .... production assistant
Isabel Helton .... assistant: Mr. van Peebles
Eva Jeanneau .... production assistant
Yves Jeanneau .... production coordinator
Anne LeGoff .... production assistant
Flip Schulke .... photos
Dionne Scott .... production assistant
Mark Serao .... production assistant
Alessandra Zampetti .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Janine Evrad .... thanks (as Janine Euvrad)
Vivian Kleiman .... thanks
Jane Weiner .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Melvin Van Peebles' Classified X" - USA (complete title)
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53 min
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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Grumpy but endearing, in a way, 10 September 2003
Author: John Seal from Oakland CA

Melvin Van Peebles is never short on opinions. I'd find it a lot easier to accept them if he weren't responsible for the vastly overrated Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song (forgive me if I omitted any 'a's or 's's from the title) and cinematic atrocities such as the racist, sexist, and plain awful Identity Crisis. Nonetheless, this is a fascinating and frequently dead on documentary about Hollywood's treatment of African American filmmakers.

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