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Paul Robeson - James Earl Jones One Man Show
Paul Robeson - James Earl Jones One Man Show
Actor: James Earl Jones
Genres: Drama, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2005     1hr 55min

James Earl Jones gives the performance of a lifetime in this one-man-show as singer/actor/activist Paul Robeson, whose controversial political views ended his career prematurely. Paul Robeson was a man of extraordinary ver...  more »

     
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Actor: James Earl Jones
Genres: Drama, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Drama, Musicals & Performing Arts
Studio: Kultur Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/25/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 55min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A truly incredible performance
Gerard D. Launay | Berkeley, California | 03/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Today the legend of Paul Robeson is not so well known, but
thirty to forty years ago he was recognized as a giant. Here is a man who performed serious roles in the movies, most rare for Black actors in the 1930'and 1940's. Robeson's singing of African American folk spirituals is second to none. Paul Robeson became a lawyer, an actor, an activist and was rather fluent in several languages. (But in response to Jim Crow racism, he turned to socialism for an answer...a political choice that many have never forgiven)

James Earl Jones performs Robeson masterfully...indeed Jones is probably the only Black actor who is big enough to fill the role. I hope more people learn about this thought provoking film."
This is a nice introduction to a complicated man...
William E. Adams | Midland, Texas USA | 09/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Paul Robeson has always fascinated me, especially for his singing, although he certainly had many flaws, not the least of which was his stubborn defense of the Soviet Union long after its government was exposed as a pack of mass murderers. However, he was a superstar of the first half of the 20th century, and James Earl Jones does him justice in this one-man show. Paul's only child, Paul Junior, did not like this script when it came out 30 years ago, but I can't understand why. This one has a great actor playing a great actor, singer, activist and athlete. My son gave this to me recently in return for some babysitting, and it replaces a ruined audiotape I had made of the show when it was televised on PBS in the late '70's. I am delighted to have it."