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The Black Emperor of Broadway ()


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In 1921, Eugene O'Neill rejects the use of blackface and casts African American actor Charles Gilpin in the lead of his groundbreaking play "Emperor Jones".

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Charles S. Gilpin
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Eugene O'Neill
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Jasper Deeter
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Agnes Boulton
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Florence Gilpin
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W.E.B. DuBois
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Susan Glaspell
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Jig Cook
Heather Egeli ...
Ida Rauh
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Anita Bush
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Biddle ...
Langston Hughes
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Theatre Patron
Ian Bowater ...
George Hunterfield
Kayleigh Brown ...
Minstrel Singer
Roger A. Chauvette ...
Minstrel Show Caller
John Clayton ...
Charles Ellis
Tim Costigan ...
Palace Guard
Issa Coulibaly ...
Drummer
Charles Daniel ...
Boxing Trainer
Janey David ...
Lounge Singer
Stuard Derrick ...
Robert Elwyn
Michael James Dreyer ...
Witch Doctor
Bryce Egeli ...
Theater Custodian
Christina Egeli ...
Stage Manager
Chev Hardy ...
Speakeasy Singer
Paul Hickey ...
Usher
James Little ...
Actor at Audition
Leslie Lobell ...
Society Woman
Dave Loving ...
Chauffeur
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Christine Ell
Larry Mahan ...
Charles' friend at Speakeasy
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Mary Blair
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James Light
Will Oxtoby ...
Cub Reporter
Adrienne Earle Pender ...
Lincoln's Maid Susan
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Paul Robeson
Seneeca Wilson ...
Alma Benjamin

Directed by

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Arthur Egeli

Written by

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Ian Bowater ... (screenplay by)
 
Adrienne Earle Pender ... (based on the play by)

Produced by

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Klara Doshlov ... associate producer (as Klara Doslov)
Arthur Egeli ... producer
Heather Egeli ... co-producer
Judith Richland ... co-producer
Patricia Zur ... associate producer

Music by

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Jason Solowsky

Cinematography by

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Jonathan Mariande

Film Editing by

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Phil Norden

Editorial Department

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Erik Choquette ... on-line editor

Casting By

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Mary Jo Slater

Production Design by

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Kevin Cotter

Costume Design by

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Seneeca Wilson

Makeup Department

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Janey David ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Seneeca Wilson ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist

Production Management

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Klara Doshlov ... production manager (as Klara Doslov)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Cameron Steinfeld ... first assistant director
Frank Vasello ... second assistant director

Sound Department

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Mark Cookson ... sound effects editor
Sean Evans ... foley editor
David Grant ... dialogue editor
Scott A. Jennings ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Brian Misiewicz ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department

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David Blair ... still photographer
Chris Brown ... grip
John Kelly ... assistant camera
Patrick Kennedy ... gaffer
Will Oxtoby ... swing grip
Henry Power ... second assistant camera
Henry D. Power ... assistant camera
Justin Van Wie ... electrician

Casting Department

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Kimberly Ehrlich ... casting associate
Patricia Zur ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Steve Carey ... extras wardrobe by
Janey David ... wardrobe assistant

Other crew

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David Blair ... production staff
Capri Kuliopulos ... production staff
Mark Litwak ... production counsel
Andrew Rajan ... Dialogue Coach
Frank Vasello ... production staff

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Storyline

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  • 98 min
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Trivia Shot entirely in Provincetown, Massachusetts. See more »

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