The Duke Is Tops (1938) – Lena Horne’s Film Debut

The Duke Is Tops is a 1938 American musical film released by Million Dollar Productions and directed by William Nolte. The film was later released in 1943 under the title The Bronze Venus, with Lena Horne given top billing. The Duke Is Tops features the film debut of singer Lena Horne, who was still 20 … Read more

Big Fella (1937) – Paul Robeson Film

Big Fella is set on the docks and streets of Marseilles. Paul Robeson stars in the leading role, as a street-wise but honest dockworker who struggles with deep issues of integrity and human values. Elisabeth Welch plays opposite him as a café singer in love with him. Robeson’s wife, Eslanda Robeson, appears as the café … Read more