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3.5
61 Ratings

The Emperor Jones

Directed by Dudley Murphy
United States, 1933
Drama

Synopsis

Of all Paul Robeson’s starring film performances, by far his most iconic was his breakthrough in the big-screen adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones, in which he plays Brutus Jones, a Pullman porter who powers his way to rule of a Caribbean island.

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The Emperor Jones Directed by Dudley Murphy

Awards & Festivals

National Film Preservation Board

1999 | Winner: National Film Registry

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