Emperor Jones DVD
Paul Robeson gives an unforgettable performance in this early film version of Eugene O'Neill's play about Pullman porter Brutus Jones, sent to prison for an accidental killing. Escaping the chain gang, Jones eventually makes his way to a remote Caribbean island and becomes its feared ruler, but his greed and paranoia set the stage for his downfall. Dudley Digges, Frank Wilson co-star; includes a rarely-seen tinted sequence. 75 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.