Way Down South Movie Review 1939

Information and Film Reviews for Way Down South the Movie

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The orphan son of a plantation owner tries to take over his father's estate, only to find out that the place has been run into the ground by a corrupt lawyer and a cruel slave driver. Black poet Hughes and actor Muse collaborated on the screenplay. German-born director Vorhaus was in his second year in Hollywood, after making his mark in Britain directing talkies.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 62 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Musical Drama, African America, Civil War, Louisiana
Clarence Muse, Langston Hughes
Bobby Breen, Alan Mowbray, Ralph Morgan, Clarence Muse, Steffi Duna, Sally Blane, Edwin Maxwell, Matthew "Stymie" Beard, Lillian Yarbo, Charles Middleton
Bernard Vorhaus
Principal Productions, RKO

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