Two Gun Man From Harlem

16mm motion picture film of Two Gun Man From Harlem

Directed by
Kahn, Richard C., American, 1897 - 1960
Written by
Kahn, Richard C., American, 1897 - 1960
Subject of
Jeffries, Herb, American, 1913 - 2014
Brooks, Clarence, American, 1896 - 1969
Moreland, Mantan, American, 1902 - 1973
Williams, Spencer, American, 1893-1969
Medium
16mm Film (a): acetate film;
16mm Film (b): acetate film
Dimensions
Duration: 66 Minutes
Length (Film Reel 1): 600 Feet
Length (Film Reel 2): 1600 Feet
Type
motion pictures (information artifacts)
Place depicted
Wyoming, United States, North and Central America
Place filmed
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1938
Caption
When a cowboy is wrongfully accused of murder, he assumes the identity of a Harlem gangster; to whom he bears a striking resemblance.
Description
2015.167.21.1ab: 16mm black and white films.
Framed for his boss' murder by the victim's unfaithful wife, Bob Blake (A.K.A. 'The Singing Cowboy') escapes to New York. In Harlem he meets his look-alike, a gangster named Deacon. When Deacon is killed by a rival gang, Bob, disguised as the dead gangster, returns to his home town to clear his name.
Source:
WorldCat. Accessed on August 12, 2016 (https://www.worldcat.org/title/two-gun-man-from-harlem/oclc/32249820&referer=brief_results)
Topic
African American
American West
Race films
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Randall and Sam Nieman
Object number
2015.167.21.1ab
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Nieman Film Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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