Starring: Nina Mae McKinney, Daniel Haynes, Everett McGarrity, Harry Gray, Fannie Bell Deknight, William Fountaine
Director: King Vidor
"Hallelujah" is a cinematic milestone: the first all-black feature from a major studio and famed director King Vidor's ("The Champ," "The Big Parade") first talkie. But the film surpasses its historical significance, telling a story of such profound dignity and understanding that it as fresh and moving as the day it premiered. Featuring a largely unknown cast and infused with spirituals, folk songs, blues and jazz (Irving Berlin provided two songs for the production), "Hallelujah" follows the fortunes of Zeke (Daniel L. Haynes), a poor cotton farmer. He succumbs to the temptations of Chick (Nina Mae McKinney), a mercenary honky-tonk girl, finds salvation in religion, and falls again when his obsession for Chick overpowers his better self. Love, loss, passion, redemption and brilliant moviemaking: "Hallelujah" has it all.
English Mono 1.0; "Pie Blackbird" (1932 WB short), "The Black Network" (1936 Vitaphone short).Featurette, Trailers.
Nina Mae McKinney,
Fannie Bell Deknight,
|Studio Name:||Warner Home Video|
|DVD Release Date:||01/10/2006|
|Screen Format:||Full Frame|
|Run Time (in minutes):||100 minutes|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.25|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 0.68 x 7.75|
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