Feature Films A - G
BF01 - $14.99
Africa Speaks, 1930 The strangest romance ever filmed. "Thrilling all talking romance of adventure in the unexplored regions of eguatorial Africa" Produced by the Colorado African Expedition, Inc. Paul L. Hoefler and Walter Futter.
BFO2 - $19.99
ANNA LUCASTA, 1958 - Excellent picture and sound. Starring - Eartha Kitt, Sammy Davis, Jr., Frederick O'Neal, Henry Scott, Rex Ingram, James Edwards, Georgia Burke, Isabelle Cooley, Rosetta Le Noire, Alvin Childress, Georgia Burke, Claire Leyea, John Proctor, Charles Swain, Isaac Jones, Eileen Harley.
BF122 - $14.99
ATLANTIC CITY, 1944 - Hollywood made picture with a great Louis Armstrong and Dorothy Dandridge segment.
BF124 - $14.99
BAHAMA PASSAGE, 1941 - Beautifuly photographed film with a very young maid (19 year old Dorothy Dandridge)
BF03 - $10.00
BASIN STREET REVUE, 1955 - Lionel Hampton, Sarah Vaughan, Martha Davis, Mantan Moreland, Nipsy Russell, The Larks, Little Buck, Nat "King" Cole, Count Basie, Helen Humes, Amos Wilburn, The Three Businessmen of Rhythm, Dinah Washington, Freddy and Flo, The Clovers, Paul Williams, Jimmy Brown.
BF04 - $19.99
BEALE STREET MAMA, 1946 - July Jones and Spencer Williams - A street cleaner and bad news Johnson find some stolen money, which they use to establish themselves in the good life. They aare found out and end up losing everything. Very stereotypical
BF05 - $10.00
BEWARE, 1946 - Louis Jordan and His Tympany Band ( William Davis, Joshua W. Jackson, Aaron Izenhall, Carl Hogan, Jesse Simpkins, Eddie Byrd ), Frank Wilson, Emory Richardson, Valerie Black, Milton Woods, Joseph Hilliard, Tommy Hix, Charles J. Johnson, John Grant, Walter Earle, Ernest Calloway, Dimples Daniels, The "Aristo Genes" Girls Club.
BF128 - $14.99
BIRTH OF A NATION, 1915 - Excellent picture quality
BF127 - $14.99
BIRTH OF A RACE, 1919 - The film intended to counteract the effects and respond to the racial allegations in BIRTH OF THE NATION. Ended up as a kind of patchwork extravaganza of Christianity and Judiaism . It took over two years to make at a cost of over $1,000,000. Ended up not concerning Blacks at all.
BF06 - $10.00
BIG FELLA, 1938 -Paul Robeson is featured in this film story of the Marseilles waterfront. Loosely based on McKay's, Banjo.
BF07 - $10.00
BIG TIMERS, 1945 - Moms Mabley, Stepin Fetchit, Francine Everett, Duke Williams, Lou Swarz, Milton Woods, Dots Johnson, Walter Earl, Lucky Brown, Gertrude Saunders, Ed Hunter, Elveta Hunter, Rocky Brown, Skylight, Tarzana, The All American Girl Band.
BF08 - $10.00
BLACK KING, THE 1932 - The story is about "Charcoal" Johnson, a crooked minister,who ousts a kindly old reverend from his Logan, Mississippi church and takes over. Johnson's plan is to get the church members to give him money for a "Back to Africa" movement and to proclaim himself King of the United States of Africa.Film makes fun of Marcus Garvey's "Back to Africa movement". Very stereotypical and unflattering to Negroes.
BF118 - $12.99
BLACK ORPHEUS, 1959 - Starring Brenoo Melllo, Marpessa Dawn.. Camus film loosely parallels the classic legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. The tragic love story unravels against the background of carnival in Rio de Janeiro's black ghetto."
BF09 - $10.00
BLOOD OF JESUS, THE 1941 - Spencer Williams, Cathryn Caviness, Juanita Riley, Heather Hardeman, Rogenia Goldthwaite, James B. Jones,Frank H. McClennan, Eddie DeBuse, Alva Fuller, R.L. Robertson and The Heavenly Choir. The story concerns the accidental shooting of Williams' wife, and the faith in Jesus that brings her back to life.
BF10 - $10.00
BOARDINGHOUSE BLUES, 1948 - Jackie"Moms"Mabley, John Mason & Company, Johnny Lee Jr., Dusty Fletcher, Marcellus Wilson, Marie Cooke, Emery Richardson, James Cross & Harold Cromer (Stump & Stumpy), Sidney Easton, Freddie Robinson, J.Augustus Smith, Edgar Martin, John Piano, Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra, Una Mae Carlisle, Bull Moose Jackson, Berry Brothers, Lewis & White, Anistine Allen, Paul Breckenridge, Lee Norman Trio & "Crip" Heard (one-armed and one-legged dancer.)
BF11 - $10.00
BODY AND SOUL, 1924 - (silent) Oscar Micheaux's production with Paul Robeson in his first film role - also starring, Julia Theresa Russell, Mercedes Gilbert, E.G.Tatum, Percy Verwayen..
BF121 - $19.99
BORDERLINE, 1929 - Paul Robeson, Eslanda Goode Robeson - Robeson plays Pete, a small town cafe worker whose wife Adah returns from an involvement with a white man. Thorne and his wife become estranged over the issue and the town blames Pete and Adah. Thorne's wife dies accidentally thereby giving the town another excuse for making Pete the scapegoat for its hatred.
BF12 - $10.00
BORU, THE APE BOY
BF13 - $10.00
BOY, WHAT A GIRL, 1946 - Tim Moore, Elwood Smith, Duke Williams, Al Jackson, Warren Patterson (Patterson and Jackson), Sheila Guyse, Betti Mays, Sybil Lewis, Milton Wood, Slam Stewart Trio, Deek Watson and his Brown Dots, "Big" Sid Catlett and Band, Ann Cornell, The Harlemaniacs, Basil Spears, Ram Ramires, and guest star Gene Krupa, Marva Louis.
BF14 - $19.99
BRIGHT ROAD, 1953 - Excellent picture and sound, starring Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Phillip Hepburn, Maidie Norman, Vivian Dandridge, Barbara Ann Sanders, Robert Horton, Renee Beard.
BF15 - $10.00
BROKEN STRINGS, 1940 - Clarence Muse, Sybil Lewis, William Washington, Tommiwitta More, Stymie Beard, Pete Webster, Edward Thompson, Buck Woods, Jesse Lee Brooks, Darry Jones, Earl J.Morris, Stevens Sisters, Eliot Carpenter, Curtis Mosby and his Orchestra. A classical violinist is in an accident and injures the fingers on his left hand, making it impossible for him to play.
BF16 - $10.00
BRONZE BUCKAROO, 1938 - Black western starring Herbert Jeffries, Flournoy E. Miller, Lucius Brooks, Clarence Brooks, Lee Calmers, Earl J.Morris (Drama Editor for the Pittsburgh Courier), Artie Young, Rollie Hardin, W.C.Pumis, Spencer Williams, The Four Tones.
BF17 - $10.00
BRONZE VENUS, 1843 (THE DUKE IS TOPS, 1938) - SEE DUKE IS TOPS. THE BRONZE VENUS is the re-released THE DUKE IS TOPS, 1938. Originally made by Million Dollar Productions.
BF18 - $10.00
BURLESQUE IN HARLEM, 1955 - Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham, George Wiltshire, Vivian Harris, Dick Barrow, Jo Jo Adams, Mabel Hunter, Gertrude Baby Banks, Luella Owens, Princess Dorsey, Gloria Howard, Slip and Slide, Tarza Young, Betty Taylor Taylorettes, Olive Sayles, Maria Rout, Adella Gross, Ezella Lester, Marion L. Greene, Dorothy McCarty, Fannie Thornton, Griffen Trixie Terry, Rose Marie Foster, Gwendolyn Shaklett.
BF119 - $12.99
CABIN IN THE SKY, 1943 - A Musical Religious Fantasy is the frame for the story of Little Joe (Eddie Anderson) and Petunia (Ethel Waters). Little Joe is a "backslider" and a sweepstakes ticket and Georgia Brown (Lena Horne) put his soul in jeopardy. In heaven, a battle for it goes on between Lucifer, Jr. and a General of the Lord.
BF19 - $12.99
CARMEN JONES, 1954 - Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey, Olga James, Joe Adams, Roy Glenn, Diahann Carroll, Brock Peters, Alvin Ailey, Nick Stewart.
BF20 - $10.00
CHECK AND DOUBLE CHECK, 1930 - The only Amos and Andy film available stars the team of Gosden and Correll (white actors in burnt cork) in the roles they orginated for radio. A haunted house , a wild taxi ride through the streets of New York, and a happy ending for two young lovers are ingredients for this black comedy set in Harlem and an upper class suburb."
BF21 - $14.99
CHLOE, 1935 - An early film about race, passing and voodoo. The story of a young lady named Chloe, who has doubts about being black.
BF104 - $10.00
DARK MANHATTAN, 1937 - The story is about a lad who rises to control of the policy racket in Harlem, meets a sweet and clean nightclub singer and falls in love with her. Before they can get married, a rival gang tries to muscle into the numbers racket and, at the end, the lad gets shotgunned and dies in the arms of his girl.
BF106 - $14.99
DECKS RAN RED, THE 1958 - Starring Dorothy Dandridge, Canada Lee, Broderick Crawford and Stuart Whitman in this powerful suspense drama with murder and mutiny. A 7 on 1 to 10 scale
BF22 - $10.00
DEVIL'S DAUGHTER, THE 1939 - Starring, Nina Mae McKinney, Jack Carter, Ida James, Hamtree Harrington, Willa Mae Lane, Emmett "Baba" Wallace.
BF23 - $10.00
DIRTY GIRTIE FROM HARLEM U.S.A. 1946 - Francine Everette, Don Wilson, Katherine Moore, Alfred Hawkins, David Boykin, Lee Lewis, Inez Newell, Piano Frank, John King, Shelly Ross, Hugh Waston, Don Gilbert, Spencer Willaims, July Jones, Howard Calloway.
BF24 - $10.00
DOUBLE DEAL, 1939 -A Murder Mystery starring Monte Hawley, Jeni Legon, Edward Thonpson, Florence O'Brien, Freddie Jackson, Buck Woods, Maceo B. Sheffield, Charles Hawkins, Jack Clissby, Tommy Southern, Vernon McCalla, Charles Gordon, Arthur Ray, Flournoy E. Miller, Shelton Brooks.
BF20 - $10.00
DUKE IS TOPS, 1938 (Bronze Venus, 1943) Starring Ralph Cooper, Lena Horne, Lawrence Criner, Monte Hawley, Vernon McCallum, Edward Thompson, Neva Peoples, Charles Hawkins, Johnny Taylor, Everett Brown, Arthur Ray, Ray Martin, Guernsey Morrow, Willie Covan, Basin Street Boys, Rubber Neck Holmes, Cats and the Fiddle, Marie Bryant, Swing Band, Harlemania Orchestra.
BF25 - $19.99
ELEVEN P.M., 1928 (SILENT) - Starring Richard Maurice, Leo Pope, Sammie Lane, H. Marion Williams. A writer has several appointments set for eleven P.M. but falls asleep and dreams the plot for a new drama which includes a strange element of reincarnation.
BF26 - $10.00
EMPEROR JONES, 1933 - Paul Robeson, Dudley Digges, Frank Wilson, Fredi Washington, Ruby Elzy, George Haymind Stampar, Jackie Mayble, Blueboy O'Connor, Rex Ingram, Gordon Taylor.
BF27 - $14.99
EXILE, 1931 ( 1st talkie by Oscar Micheaux) - Starring Eunice Brooks, Charles Moore, A.B.Comathiere, Carl Mahon, Lou Vernon, Katherine Noisette, Louise Cook, Roland Holder, George Randol, Donald Haywood's Band, Leonard Harper's Chorines, Stanley Morrell, Nora Newcome.
BF107 - $14.99
FILM TRAILERS, BLACK - The Decks Ran Red, Porgy and Bess, Island in the Sun, Tamango, Carmen Jones, Bright Road, The Harlem Globetrotters, Tarzen's Peril, The Bronze Buckaroo, Dark Manhattan, Juke Joint, Midnight Shadow, Birthright and Miracle in Harlem.
BF28 - $12.99
FRENCH WAY, THE 1952 - Starring Josephine Baker - Baker plays Mme. Zazu, an entertainer during war time France. She is loved by everyone, plays cupid, befriends hobos, and generally helps everyone. The basic plot involves the struggle of two young people in love, with feuding parents.
GANG SMASHERS, 1938 - Starring Nina Mae McKinney, Monte Hawley, Lawrence Criner & Mantan Moreland. McKinney plays a dame who runs the Harlem underworld rackets.
BF29 - $10.00
GANG WAR,1939 - A Gangland mystery starring Ralph Cooper, Gladys Snyder, Reginald Fenderson, Lawrence Criner, Monte Hawley, Jesse Lee Brooks, Johnny Thomas, Maceo Sheffield, Charles Hawkins, Robert Johnson, Henry Roberts, Harold Garrison.
BF30 - $10.00
GIRL FROM CHICAGO, THE 1932 - An Oscar Micheaux production starring Grace Smith, Carl Mahon, Frank Wilson, Eunice Brooks, Minta Cato, Star Calloway, Juano Hernandez, Erwin Gary, John Everett, Alice B. Russell, Cherokee Thornton, Chick Evans, Bud Harris, Rhythm Rascals Orchestra, Alfred "Slick" Chester.
BF31 - $10.00
GIRL IN ROOM 20, THE - Directed by Spencer Williams starring July Jones, Geraldine Brock, Spencer Williams, John Hemmings, Myra Hemmings, Margery Moore, Mrs. F.D. Benson, R. Jore, Mamie Fisher, G.T. Sutton, James B. Edward, E. Celese Allen, Buzz Ayecock, Charles M. Reese, Katherine Moore, Frank Tanner, Howard Galloway, Montgne McCord, Norma Johnson, Dorothy Scott.
BF32 - $10.00
GO DOWN DEATH, 1944 - Directed by Spencer Williams, this folk-like religious drama stars Spencer Williams, Myra Hemmings, Samuel H. Jones, the Heavenly Choir, Jimmie Green Orchestra, Daniel Inma, Eddye L. Houston, Amos Droughan, Walter McMillion, Irene Campbell, Charles Washington, Helen Butler, Dolly Jones.
BF33 - $10.00
GOD'S STEPCHILDREN, 1938 Another Oscar Micheaux film about passing. starring Alice B. Russell, Trixie Smith, Jacqueline Lewis, Charles Thompson, Ethel Moses, Carmen Newsome, Gloria Press, Alec Lovejoy, Columbus Jackson, Laura Bowman, Sam Patterson, Charles Moore, Consuelo Harris, Tyler Twins, Sammy Gardiner, Leon Gross and his Orchestra.
BF115 - $19.99
GO MAN GO, 1954 - The all-new, all-true, never before told story of the life and love of the man who brought them (Harlem Globetrotters) fame and fortune.Starring Dorothy Dandridge,Sidney Potier, the Harlem Globetrotters, Slim Gaillard, Dane Clark, Patricia Breslin.
Green Pastures, The 1936 - A series of biblical stories are told from the black perspective. Eddie Anderson, Frank Wilson, Rex Ingram, Oscar Polk, Edna Mae Harris and the Hall Johnson Choir