The Emperor Jones (1933)

STARRING:
Paul Robeson, Dudley Digges
DIRECTED BY:
Dudley Murphy
GENRE:
Drama
The murderous Brutus Jones escapes from jail and bluffs his way to becoming the emperor of a Caribbean island. Based on Eugene O’Neill’s Expressionistic play, the film stars Paul Robeson in the role he played on the Broadway stage. Brutus Jones is an unforgettable character, and The Emperor Jones is an American classic! (BW)