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Screenplay  Langston Hughes
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Country  United States
5.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Music
Produced by  Sol Lesser
Language  English
Way Down South (film) movie poster
Director  Leslie Goodwins Bernard Vorhaus
Writer  Clarence Muse, Langston Hughes
Release date  July 21, 1939 (1939-07-21)
Directors  Bernard Vorhaus, Leslie Goodwins
Cast  Bobby Breen (Timothy Reed Jr.), Alan Mowbray (Jacques Bouton), Ralph Morgan (Timothy Reed Sr.), Steffi Duna (Pauline Dubini), Clarence Muse (Uncle Caton), Sally Blane (Claire Bouton)
Similar movies  Django Unchained, Mississippi Mermaid, The Letter, South Pacific, 12 Years a Slave, Interview with the Vampire

Way down south


Way Down South (1939) is an American musical film directed by Leslie Goodwins and Bernard Vorhaus, and produced by Sol Lesser. It was written by Clarence Muse, who also acted in the film, and Langston Hughes. Victor Young was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Music, Scoring.

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Plot

In pre-Civil War Louisiana in 1854, young Timothy Reid Jr. (Breen) is orphaned. He inherits a plantation and its well-cared-for slaves. However, lawyer Martin Dill (Maxwell) is made the executor for the minor. Dill plots to sell off the slaves and flee to Paris with the proceeds. Timothy is befriended by Jacques Bouton (Mowbray), who persuades Judge Louis Ravenal (Greig) to look into the matter and save the day.

Cast

  • Bobby Breen as Timothy Reid Jr.
  • Alan Mowbray as Jacques Bouton
  • Ralph Morgan as Timothy Reid Sr.
  • Steffi Duna as Pauline Dubini
  • Clarence Muse as Uncle Caton
  • Sally Blane as Claire Bouton
  • Edwin Maxwell as Martin Dill
  • Charles Middleton as Cass
  • Robert Greig as Judge Louis Ravenal
  • Lillian Yarbo as Janie
  • Matthew Beard as Gumbo (as Stymie Beard)
  • Hall Johnson Choir as Musical Ensemble
  • References

    Way Down South (film) Wikipedia
    Way Down South (film) IMDb Way Down South (film) themoviedb.org


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