Kelaflix Classics Bundle #11 - 4 Spencer Williams Films

Kelaflix Classics Bundle #11 - 4 Spencer Williams Films

Spencer Williams (July 14, 1893 – December 13, 1969) was an African American actor and filmmaker. He was best known for playing Andy in the Amos 'n Andy television show and for directing the 1941 race film The Blood of Jesus. Williams was a pioneer African-American film producer and director.

During the 1930s, Williams secured small roles in race films, a genre of low-budget, independently-produced films with all-black casts that were created solely for exhibition in racially segregated theaters. Williams also created two screenplays for race film production: the Western film Harlem Rides the Range and the horror-comedy Son of Ingagi, both released in 1939.

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Kelaflix Classics Bundle #11 - 4 Spencer Williams Films

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  • Dirty-Gertie-From-Harlem-USA

    Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A. is a 1946 race film directed by Spencer Williams and produced and distributed by Sack Amusement Enterprises.

    Gertie LaRue (Francine Everett) is a nightclub entertainer from the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. She arrives on the Caribbean island of "Rinidad...

  • Go-Down-Death-1944

    Go Down, Death! is a 1944 race film directed by and starring Spencer Williams. The film’s title derives from a poem by the African-American writer James Weldon Johnson.

    Go Down Death takes place in an African-American community where the criminal boss Big Jim Bottoms (Spencer Williams) runs a ...

  • Son-Of-Ingagi-1940

    Son of Ingagi is a 1940 American film directed by Richard C. Kahn. Son of Ingagi is the first science fiction-horror film to feature an all-black cast.

    The film is about Elanor and Bob Lindsay inheriting the house of the doctor Helen Jackson who had just returned from her trip to Africa. Jack...

  • Juke-Joint

    Juke Joint is a 1947 race film directed by and starring Spencer Williams and produced and released by Sack Amusement Enterprises.

    Bad News Johnson, a con artist from Memphis, Tennessee, arrives in Dallas, Texas, accompanied by his dim sidekick July Jones with only twenty-five cents between the...

  • Blood-Of-Jesus

    The Blood of Jesus is a 1941 American race film written, directed, and starring Spencer Williams. It was also released under the alternate title of The Glory Road.

    In a small rural village with an African American population, a church group is holding a riverside baptismal service, and one of ...

  • Wheres-My-Man-To-Nite - Marching-On-1943

    Marching On! is a 1943 American race film directed and written by Spencer Williams. Sequences were filmed at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. The film was later rereleased with additional sequences under the title 'Where's My Man To-Nite?'.