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Souls of Sin / Murder on Lennox Avenue DVD
Souls of Sin /  Murder on Lennox Avenue

Souls of Sin / Murder on Lennox Avenue

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Souls of Sin (1949, B&W): In Harlem, temptation lurks around every corner. Hard luck gambler "Dollar Bill" Burton hates his squalid existence sharing a run-down basement apartment with a struggling writer and a penniless blues guitarist from Alabama.three men dream of success in the Big Apple, but only Dollar Bill is desperate enough to stoop to crime to achieve it. Dealing cocaine for gangster Bad Boy George could be Bill's ticket out of Harlem - or it could be a one-way boarding pass to hell.Souls of Sin (1949) is a poignant and literate portrait of a black man at a moral crossroads. The sobering subject matter is served with an enjoyable side course of music and comedy. This mixture was a tradition in many all-black productions of the 1930s and 40s, and makes for compelling viewing today.Starring Jimmy Wright, Savannah Churchill, Emory Richardson, William Greaves; Directed by Powell Lindsay.Murder on Lenox Ave. (1941, B&W): The crowded rooms of Harlem tenement buildings becomecrucibles of populist politics and powerful passions. Crooked businessman Leon Marshall runs the local Better Business League as his personal fiefdom, enriching himself at the expense of the poor. He faces a challenge from Pa Williams, a respected patriarch in the community. Marshall and his hunchback henchman Lomax are determined to end Williams' political life - not with ballots, but with bullets.After finishing work on Murder on Lennox Avenue, director Arthur Dreifuss moved to PRC studios, where he made The Payoff (1942), Boss of Big Town (1942) and Baby Face Morgan (1942). He directed a pair of popular Boston Blackie pictures for Columbia in 1945. He is best remembered today for a late-in-career "classic," Riot on Sunset Strip (1967). Beautifu
Title: Souls of Sin / Murder on Lennox Avenue
Genre: Drama
Starring: Alberta Perkins, Savannah Churchill, Jimmy Wright, Sidney Easton, Alex Lovejoy, Billie Allen, William Greaves, Dene Larry, Gus Smith, Emory Richardson
Directors: Powell Lindsay, Arthur Dreifuss
Studio: Alpha Video
Attributes: Black & White
Release Date: 11/25/2008
Original Year: 1941
Product Type: DVD
UPC: 089218569998
Item #: ALP005699

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