Dorothy Dandridge stars but young Phillip Hepburn steals the spotlight in this sweet unassuming rural drama about education, love and growth...with nary a racial overtone to be found. And Harry Belafonte is in it, too.
A sci-fi movie from the 50s that stars a black man and a white woman, mixed in a triangle of passion with a white man and they’re possibly the last people on the Earth - sounds like a job for Harry Belafonte! Fans of heated Vince vs Len debates will love this one.
After giving serious consideration to the comedy of Eddie Murphy, the adaptation of Boomerangand how to create good TV drama, Len takes Vince on trip to his childhood where he first ran across The Defiant Ones.
Sidney Poitier and Eartha Kitt are both renowned for electrifying the screen with their presence but the sparks are low in this unique film for 1950s Hollywood.
Eartha Kitt and Sammy Davis Jr. electrify the screen in 1959's ANNA LUCASTA but do they overpower their costars to the detriment of the film? Vince and Len work it out.
The show is stuffed with stuff this week as Len and Vince start off with secret Insecure talk then pitch historic black films to Hollywood, reminisce on old friends before reconciling with the great Jackie Robinson portraying Jackie Robinson in 1950's THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY.
The men are all over Dorothy Dandridge's sultry rendition of the classic opera but are decidedly split over the performance of Mr. Belafonte. Thank God for Pearl Bailey! Plus, lots of listener feedback!
MICHEAUX MISSION theme - "Nola" by Bill Lee/Ronnie Dyson