- DVD MUSICAL (CEN)
Junction 88: Bob Howard, Pigmeat Markhan, Noble Sissie, Wyatt Clark, Marie Cooke ; The black king : A.B. Comathiere, Vivian Baker, Knolly Mitchell.
Narberth, PA : Alpha Video, 2006, c1932
"Harlem double feature."
Videodisc release of the originally produced 1947 motion picture Junction 88 and the 1932 motion picture The Black king.
"Junction 88," is a little known but high energy musical with some great dancing. In the sleepy town of Junction 88, young Buster Jenkins dreams of songwriting stardom, but his low-paying job as choir-master at the local church is getting him nowhere. He's gotten no response from the songs he sent out under the pseudonym "Hewlett Green" to some big-time music publishers. Buster's even got competition for the hand of his girlfriend, lovely Lolly. Just when his dreams seem to be forever dashed, two well-heeled gentlemen come to Junction 88 looking for Hewlett Green. In "The black king," a charismatic con-man, Reverend Charcoal Johnson poses as a preacher with a "Back to Africa" scheme. He even manages to turn the eye of beautiful young Mary Lou, with outrageous promises to make her the Queen of Africa when they reach the Dark Continent. His small following soon mushrooms into an army of fervent believers. But Charcoal Johnson's crooked con comes unraveled on the eve of departure when the host country declines to accept the American emigrants.