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Director  Roy Mack
Duration  
Language  English
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Musical, Short
Country  United States
Rufus Jones for President movie poster
Release date  September 9, 1933 (1933-09-09)
Writer  A. Dorian Otvos (story), Cyrus Wood (story)
Cast  Sammy Davis, Jr., Ethel Waters
Genres  Short Film, Comedy, Musical, Black-and-white, Musical comedy
Distributor  Warner Bros. Entertainment
Similar movies  Double or Nothing (1936)

Rufus jones for president 1933


Rufus Jones for President is a 1933 American Pre-Code satirical musical-comedy, clocking in at 21 minutes. The film was directed by Roy Mack, and starred Ethel Waters and Sammy Davis, Jr., in his first onscreen appearance, as the title character.

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Despite its tone that appears to today's audience as racist, it is still considered an important musical short.

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Synopsis

Rufus Jones, an African American child, is elected president of the United States in this short musical comedy, which features song and dance numbers by a seven-year-old Sammy Davis, Jr.

Availability

Rufus Jones for President is currently available from Warner Archive Collection on their six-disc Big Band, Jazz & Swing set of short subjects.

References

Rufus Jones for President Wikipedia
Rufus Jones for President IMDb Rufus Jones for President themoviedb.org