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Paradise in Harlem

  • 85 mins
  • 70%
  • All Ages
  • United States of America FlagUSUnited States of America
  • 1939
  • Classics
  • Musicals

Between swing and blues musical numbers, the story of comedian Lem Anderson, whose long-awaited chance to act dramatically vanishes when he witnesses a mob killing and is forced to leave town. Lem becomes a wanderer, then an alcoholic. Finally a chance to play Othello draws him back to Harlem. Is it too late for Ned? Or too soon to suit Rough Jackson's mobsters? Melodramatic events lead to an unusual conclusion.