Girl in Room 20 (1946)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Early Black Cinema, Urban Drama  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |  
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This all-black film was specifically designed for what were once known as "colored" theatres. The title character, played by Geraldine Brock, is a country girl who journeys to New York. Her presence attracts every con man and hustler in the Big Apple. After being victimized and exploited by a number of disreputable types, Brock finally wises up-but not soon enough for a peaches 'n' cream happy ending. Yes, the director of Girl in Room 20 is the same Spencer Williams Jr. who played Andy Brown on the early-1950s TV series Amos 'N' Andy; and no, supporting actress Shirley Jones is not that Shirley Jones.

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city-life, coming-of-age, con/scam, hustler, victim