Paul Robeson (1977)

Genres - Theater  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Filmed Play  |   Run Time - 118 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

Join legendary actor James Earl Jones in the role of a lifetime as he takes to the stage as controversial actor/singer/activist Paul Robeson in this unforgettable one-man show. Rising to fame as a scholar and athlete before finding success as an internationally renowned concert artist in the '40s, Robeson's career ground to a halt in the late part of the decade when he took a controversial and very public stance against racial injustice and defended the Soviet Union. Subsequently blacklisted in the entertainment industry, Robeson's passport was immediately revoked and his concerts canceled. Now hear Robeson's story as never before as one of the stage and screen's greatest actors pays tribute to the man who wasn't afraid to stand up for what he believed in.



Black [race], fame, one-man-show, singer