Jericho (1937)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Release Date - Aug 23, 1937 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 77 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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In this drama, a black American corporal gets court-martialed for a murder and receives a death sentence. Unfortunately, he is innocent. A white captain believes him and gives him one last furlough so he can spend New Year's Eve with his friends. Naturally the corporal uses the opportunity to go AWOL. The captain is later thrown out of the military and imprisoned for letting the colonel go. The colonel had no idea that the captain suffered so much on his behalf. The former captain, feels betrayed by the colonel and vows to get his revenge. After he is finally freed from prison, the ex-captain goes on a world-wide search for the former colonel. He finds him living in the African desert, leading a large tribe, and raising a family. The captain is just about to kill the colonel, and then has a change of heart. He decides to return to the States. The ex-colonel agrees to go with him, but the captain fights him because he wants him to stay. Unfortunately, the rest of the tribe misconstrues the captain's reasons for fighting with their leader. They shoot him in cold blood.

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America, bad-guy, betrayal, captain [military], change-of-heart, civilization, conquest, corporal [military], court [law], courtmartial, death, desert, desertion, escape, false-conviction, family, follower [adherent], France, furlough, good-guy, imprisonment, investigation, killing, leader, man, military, misunderstanding, murder, name-clearing, native, nomad, offer, punishment, pursuit, racism, revenge, sand, sentence [penal system], shoot-out, soldier, struggle, tracking [following], tribe