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Title Gang war [videorecording] ; Broken strings / directed by Leo C. Popkin. Broken Strings / directed by Bernard B. Ray.

Publication Info. Narberth, PA : Alpha Home Entertainment, [2006]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
Edition [Standard format].
Description 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 010300 010000
Description two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical stereo rda
laser optical NTSC rda
video file rda
DVD video all regions
Series Harlem double feature
Alpha video classics
Harlem double feature.
Alpha video classics.
System Details DVD; NTSC; all regions; 4:3 full screen; stereo.
Cast Gang war: Ralph Cooper, Gladys Snyder, Reggie Fenderson, J. Lawrence Criner, Monte Hawley, Jesse Brooks, Johnny Thomas, Maceo Sheffield, Charles Hawkins, Robert Johnson, Henry Roberts, Harold Garrison.
Broken strings: Clarence Muse, Sybil Lewis, William Washington, Tommiwitta Moore, Stymie Beard, Pete Webster, Edward Thompson, Buck Woods, Jess Lee Brooks, Earl Morris.
Credits Gang war: Camera, Marcel Picard; editor, Michael Luciano; musical direction, Lou Porter; song by Lew Porter and Johnny Lange.
Broken strings: production manager, Bobby Ray; photography, Max Stengler; musical arrangement, Elliot Carpenter; art director, Fred Preble; film editor, Fredric Bain; sound technician, Hans Weerin; make-up artist, Harry Ross.
Note Gang wars originally produced in 1940; Broken strings originally produced in 1942.
First series statement from container; second series statement from opening frames.
Summary Gang war: Two rival gangs fight for control of the jukeboxes of Harlem.
Broken strings: An all African American melodrama concerning a classical violinist who injures his fingers. His son tries to earn the needed cash to restore his father's paralyzed hand by following in his father's footsteps as a violinist but to his father's displeasure, he prefers swing to classical music.
Contents Gang war / a Million Dollar production ; presented by Harry M. Popkin ; screenplay, Lewis Sherman ; original story, Walter Cooper ; produced by Clifford Sanforth ; directed by Leo C. Popkin (63 min.) -- Broken strings / Goldport presents an International Roadshow release ; an L.C. Borden production ; continuity and dialogue by Carl Krusada ; additional dialogue by Clarence Muse, David Arlen ; story & direction by Bernard B. Ray (60 min.).
Chronological Term 1931-1940
Subject Gangs -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Jukeboxes -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
African Americans -- Drama.
Popular music -- United States -- 1931-1940 -- Drama.
Violinists -- Drama.
Fathers and sons -- Drama.
African Americans. (OCoLC)fst00799558
Fathers and sons. (OCoLC)fst00921899
Gangs. (OCoLC)fst00937695
Jukeboxes. (OCoLC)fst00984787
Popular music. (OCoLC)fst01071422
Violinists. (OCoLC)fst01167477
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama.
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
New York (State) -- New York -- Harlem. (OCoLC)fst01312318
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Gangster films and programs.
Black films and programs.
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Gangster films. (OCoLC)fst01710308
Musical films. (OCoLC)fst01710273
Gangster films.
Musical films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Added Author Popkin, Leo C., film director.
Popkin, Harry M., presenter.
Sherman, Lewis, screenwriter.
Sanforth, Clifford, film producer.
Cooper, Ralph, 1908-1992, actor.
Snyder, Gladys, 1920-1998, actor.
Fenderson, Reggie, actor.
Hawley, Monte, actor.
Ray, Bernard B., 1895-1964, production manager.
Borden, L. C., film producer.
Krusada, Carl, screenwriter.
Muse, Clarence, actor, screenwriter.
Lewis, Sybil, actor.
Washington, William, actor.
Million Dollar Productions, production company.
International Roadshow (Firm), production company.
Alpha Home Entertainment (Firm), film distributor.
Note Title on container: Gang war plus broken strings
Added Title Container of (work): Gang war (Motion picture : 1940)
Container of (work): Broken strings (Motion picture : 1942)
Broken strings.
Standard No. 089218508997
Music No. ALP 5089D Alpha Home Entertainment

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