Race Films DVD Setby bderoes-12985 | created - 16 Nov 2017 | updated - 08 Dec 2017 | Public
Box set found on eBay, Etsy and Amazon. 75 full feature length Race Films, plus 45 short Race Films.
No idea if quality is better than online prints.
shorts not found in IMDb: o A STUDY OF EDUCATIONAL INEQUALITIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA 1936 o THE NEGRO FARMER 1937 o THE NEGRO IN ENTERTAINMENT 1939 o RED HOT HEAT 1942 o THE NEGRO PILOTS 1943 o RATION BLUES 1944 o BIPP BANG BOOGIE 1944 o BLUES AND BOOGIE 1945 o THE NEGRO IN SPORTS 1949 o NEW GIRL IN THE OFFICE 1959 o THE NEGRO IN INDUSTRY 1962
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1. Within Our Gates (1920)
Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Romance
Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated black woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished black youths.
3. Body and Soul (1925)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama
A minister is malevolent and sinister behind his righteous facade. He consorts with, and later extorts from, the owner of a gambling house, and betrays an honest girl, eventually driving ... See full summary »
4. The Scar of Shame (1927)
TV-PG | 68 min | Drama
An educated, upscale young black musician marries a woman from a lower socioeconomic class to get her out of the clutches of her stepfather, who beats and abuses her. However, once he "... See full summary »
6. Borderline (1930)
Not Rated | 63 min | Drama
A negro woman having an adulterous affair with a white man causes his wife to go mad and re-enforces the towns-folk's prejudice against Negroes.
7. The Exile (1931)
93 min | Drama, Romance
A young man named Jean in post-World War I Chicago falls in love with a beautiful girl named Edith. He proposes to her, but realizes that she's involved in the rackets and won't leave them,... See full summary »
9. Ten Minutes to Live (1932)
Not Rated | 58 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery
A movie producer offers a nightclub singer a role in his latest film, but all he really wants to do is bed her. She knows, but accepts anyway. Meanwhile, a patron at the club gets a note ... See full summary »
11. Veiled Aristocrats (1932)
48 min | Drama
John Walden, left home 20 years earlier and has been "passing" as white in a town where no one knew of his background. He returns home to take his now grown sister back with him so she too ... See full summary »
12. The Girl from Chicago (1932)
70 min | Crime, Drama
An undercover government agent on a case in Mississipi meets and falls in love with a beautiful young woman who's being menaced by a local crime boss. He rescues the girl, and they leave ... See full summary »
13. The Emperor Jones (1933)
Not Rated | 72 min | Drama, Music
Unscrupulously ambitious Brutus Jones escapes from jail after killing a guard and through bluff and bravado finds himself the emperor of a Caribbean island.
14. Drums o' Voodoo (1934)
70 min | Drama
aka LOUISIANA 1934
15. Murder in Harlem (1935)
TV-G | 96 min | Mystery, Drama
A black night watchman at a chemical factory finds the body of a murdered white woman. After he reports it, he finds himself accused of the murder.
16. Sanders of the River (1935)
Not Rated | 85 min | Adventure, Drama, Music
British District Officer in Nigeria in the 1930's rules his area strictly but justly, and struggles with gun-runners and slavers with the aid of a loyal native chief.
17. Song of Freedom (1936)
TV-PG | 66 min | Drama, Music
A black British dockworker named Johnny Zinga becomes a famous singer and learns that he is the rightful king of the African island of Casanga.
18. Dark Manhattan (1937)
Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama
A low-level gangster determines to let nothing stand in the way of his gaining control of the numbers rackets in Harlem.
19. Dark Sands (1937)
Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Musical, Adventure
During WWI, action hero Robeson escapes an unjust death sentence to ramble around Arabia.
21. Big Fella (1937)
73 min | Drama, Musical
In this musical comedy, Paul Robeson stars as Joe, a Marseilles docker hired by a wealthy English couple to find their missing son. When Joe finds him, he learns he escaped of his own will,... See full summary »
25. Two-Gun Man from Harlem (1938)
Approved | 65 min | Action, Drama, Music
A cowboy is wrongfully accused of murder. He winds up in Harlem, where he assumes the identity of a preacher-turned-gangster who looks like him. He infiltrates the gang to catch the men who... See full summary »
27. Keep Punching (1939)
Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Henry Jackson, known as Little Dynamite, is a Golden Gloves champion, who agrees to turn professional when approached by fight manager Ed Watson, despite the opposition raised by his father... See full summary »
29. Midnight Shadow (1939)
Approved | 54 min | Mystery
In a quiet, all-black Oklahoma community live the Wilsons, whose pretty daughter Margaret is courted by awkward Buster and suave stage mentalist Prince Alihabad. On one busy night, Mr. ... See full summary »
31. Lying Lips (1939)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Music
A nightclub singer refuses to "date" customers, so she's framed for the murder of her aunt, convicted of the killing and sent to prison. However, her friend, who is a police detective, ... See full summary »
33. Paradise in Harlem (1939)
85 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Between swing and blues musical numbers, the story of comedian Lem Anderson, whose long-awaited chance to act dramatically vanishes when he witnesses a mob killing and is forced to leave ... See full summary »
34. Way Down South (1939)
Passed | 61 min | Action, Music
In the pre-Civil War South, a plantation owner dies and leaves all his possessions, including his slaves, to his young son. While the deceased treated his slaves decently, his corrupt ... See full summary »
35. Double Deal (1939)
Approved | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Tommy McCoy and "Dude" Markey are both in love with Harlem singer/dancer Nita. Markey robs a jewelry store and turns the loot over to gang-boss Murray Howard. Later, Markey robs the safe, ... See full summary »
36. The Bronze Buckaroo (1939)
Approved | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Music
Bob Blake and his boys arrive at Joe Jackson's ranch to find him missing. While Slim cheats Dusty out of his money using ventriloquism and marked cards, Blake tries to find Jackson. ... See full summary »
38. The Devil's Daughter (1939)
Approved | 52 min | Drama, Horror
Sylvia Walton returns from Harlem to take over a Jamaican plantation from her vindictive half-sister, amid the growing sound of drums.
40. Mystery in Swing (1940)
Passed | 76 min | Action, Adventure, Music
In and around some great blues, swing and jazz music, a very unpopular band-leader. Prince Ellis, is killed in a Harlem nightclub, and, in and around some more great music, a detective ... See full summary »
42. Broken Strings (1942)
Approved | 60 min | Drama, Music
After noted violinist Arthur Williams suffers a hand injury which ends his playing career, his hopes are transferred to his son, who prefers swing music to classical.
44. The Proud Valley (1940)
Not Rated | 76 min | Drama, Music
In a Welsh coal mining valley, a young man with a beautiful singing voice is called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice when a pit disaster threatens.
45. Lady Luck (1942)
Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Thriller
Two down-on-their luck friends suddenly hit the "jackpot" when they win the clothes, car and chauffeur of a rich man in a game of dice. They wind up in a sanitarium that's being used as an ... See full summary »
LUCKY GHOST 1941
46. Murder with Music (1941)
Not Rated | 59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
The beautiful Nellie Hill has many admirers but when one of them gets killed all the others are suspected. All this in among some great singing and dancing, some great bands and songs. This... See full summary »
MISTAKEN IDENTITY 1941
47. The Blood of Jesus (1941)
Approved | 57 min | Drama, Fantasy
An atheist accidentally shoots his Baptist wife. She dies and goes to a crossroads, where the devil tries to lead her astray.
48. Murder on Lenox Avenue (1941)
Not Rated | 65 min | Drama
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 »
49. Marching On! (1943)
83 min | Drama, History