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The Blood of Jesus (1941)

Approved | | Drama, Fantasy | 26 April 1941 (USA)
An atheist accidentally shoots his Baptist wife. She dies and goes to a crossroads, where the devil tries to lead her astray.

Director:

Spencer Williams
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cathryn Caviness Cathryn Caviness ... Sister Martha Ann Jackson
Spencer Williams Spencer Williams ... Razz Jackson
Juanita Riley Juanita Riley ... Sister Jenkins
Reather Hardeman Reather Hardeman ... Sister Ellerby
Rogenia Goldthwaite Rogenia Goldthwaite ... The Angel
James B. Jones James B. Jones ... Satan (as Jas. B. Jones)
Frank H. McClennan Frank H. McClennan ... Judas Green
Eddie DeBase Eddie DeBase ... Rufus Brown (as Eddie De Base)
Alva Fuller Alva Fuller ... Luke Williams
R.L. Robertson R.L. Robertson ... Rev. R.L. Robertson (as Rev. R.L. Robertson)
The Heavenly Choir The Heavenly Choir ... Group Singers
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Storyline

In the rural south of the United States, a godly young woman is accidently wounded by her unchurched husband. She succumbs to the injuries, whereupon a good angel bids her to journey with him to the Crossroads of Life. Before she can travel far, the devil lures her with the temptations of juke joints and the city. Can she regain the straight and narrow before it's too late? And what is to become of those she left behind? Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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A Mighty Epic Of Modern Morals!

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Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Glory Road See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA

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Budget:

$5,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was so successful that Spencer Williams was offered a ten-year contract to produce eight more films with his company. See more »

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When Sister Elsie visits Sister Jenkins, a hand is seen pulling the door closed behind her. See more »

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Soundtracks

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Arranged by Henry Thacker Burleigh
Performed by R.L. Robertson and The Heavenly Choir
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Good for what little they had to work with
3 April 2002 | by gran-5See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie much more than I thought I would. It seems that the

cast had little to work with (sets, costumes, etc.) but they did a

pretty decent job. Once I started it I could not keep my eyes off of it. I saw lots of good camera work that I would not have expected from a low budget movie. The message today might seem kind of hokey to "modern" minds, but for its day and time it was pretty much right on target.


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