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Title Paul Robeson [videorecording] / an International Cinegraph Creative Image production for WETA-TV ; PBS ; produced by Don Gregory ; directed by Lloyd Richards ; written by Phillip Hayes Dean.

Imprint West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, c200?


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Description 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Cast James Earl Jones (Paul Robeson); featuring, Burt Wallace (Lawrence Brown).
Summary "James Earl Jones stars in 'Paul Robeson, ' the television premiere of Phillip Hayes Dean's 1978 Broadway play. The drama is based on the life of the black singer, actor, athlete, and humanitarian who became a figure of controversy during the McCarthy era of the 1950s. The only supporting actor is musical arranger and pianist Burt Wallace, who appears - as in the stage play - in the role of Robeson's accompanist, Lawrence Brown."--1979 Peabody Awards entry form. This program was taped live before a studio audience in April 1979. It dramatizes the life of Paul Robeson who achieved distinction as a scholar, athlete, concert artist, and a stage and screen actor in 1930's and '40s. His outspoken views on racial injustices and his defense of the Soviet Union during the Cold War led to the end of his varied career. Jones, as Robeson, dramatizes many of Robeson's views on politics and race and also sings several songs accompanied on piano by Burt Wallace.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, all regions, full screen (4:3) presentation; Dolby 2.0.
Subject Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976 -- Drama.
African American actors -- Drama.
African American singers -- Drama.
African American political activists -- Drama.
Genre/Form Television plays.
Added Author Gregory, Don.
Richards, Lloyd. 1919-2006
Dean, Phillip Hayes.
Jones, James Earl.
Wallace, Burt.
International Cinegraph Productions.
Creative Image (Firm)
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Kultur International Films)
ISBN 0769777412
Standard No. 032031245297
Music No. D2452 Kultur

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