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Paul Robeson

King Solomon's Mines (UK, 1937)

Director, Robert Stevenson. Cast: Paul Robeson, Cedric Hardwicke, Roland Young, Anna Lee. Fortune hunter Patrick O'Brien has left his daughter Kathy and guide Umbopa to trek across the desert in hopes of finding the fabled diamond mines of Solomon. Worried about her father, Kathy persuades hunter Allan Quartermain to lead a party to rescue him. Based on the novel by H. Rider Haggard. 80 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database See also: Leibfried, Philip.

[Robeson, Paul] Paul Robeson.

James Earl Jones gives a stirring performance as singer citizen Paul Robeson in this stage production. A man of extraordinary versatility, Paul Robeson achieved distinction as both a scholar and an athlete before he became an internationally-honored concert artist and stage and screen actor in the 1930's and 40's. James Earl Jones illuminates with only a few props and a bare stage, Robeson's life and truly heroic persona with a superlative performance that matches the remarkable subject. Originally presented as a broadcast on PBS networks on October 8, 1979. 118 min.

[Robeson, Paul] Paul Robeson.

A biography of the black man who became both a famous singer and actor who used his international acclaim to focus world attention on racial injustices suffered by Afro-Americans. His efforts world-wide for working class people in the 1930s, 40s and 50s are highlighted in this documentary. By 1950, Robeson's battle for freedom had cost him his rising career. Includes film clips from his performances, including Black spirituals and folk songs of other nations, interviews and archival photographs. 1994. 36 min.

[Robeson, Paul] Paul Robeson: Here I Stand

Presents the life and achievements of Paul Robeson, an athlete, singer, scholar and champion of the rights of the poor, disenfranchised and people of color. c1999. 127 min. ; also on VHS

[Robeson, Paul] Paul Robeson: Scandalize My Name

A biography of the Paul Robeson, the African-American actor of film and stage, athlete, writer, multi-lingual orator, lawyer, and basso profondo concert singer who was also noted for his wide-ranging social justice activism. Focuses on the unrelenting persecutions and blacklisting he suffered throughout his life in response to his outspoken criticism of the treatment of black Americans. Features archival film footage with commentary by authors, academics, actors and his son, Paul Robeson, Jr. Supplementary short issued with: The Adventures of young Indiana Jones. 2007. 32 min.

[Robeson, Paul] Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist (Paul Robeson : Portraits of the Artist)

Traces Paul Robeson's career through his artistic triumphs, political activism and his socially charged performances of his signature song, "Ol' Man River." Special features: Audio commentary for the Emperor Jones by historian Jeffrey C. Stewart ; Our Paul: remembering Paul Robeson, a new video program with filmaker William Greaves and actors Ruby Dee and James Earl Jones ; Robeson on Robeson, a new video interview with Paul Robeson, Jr. 1979. 29 min.
Awards Academy Award - Best Documentary, Short Subjects

[Robeson, Paul] Tribute to Paul Robeson. [Sound recording}

Paul Robeson performs many of his songs, along with excerpts from his theatrical and opera performances. 151 min. Poetry readings