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Way Down South

1939 Rated NR 1hr 1m

Bobby Breen stars in this historically significant musical co-written by black poet Langston Hughes and actor Clarence Muse, set amid the segregation of pre-Civil War Louisiana. Young Tim Reid (Breen) turns to a kindhearted Cajun innkeeper (Alan Mowbray) for help when predatory lawyer Martin Dill (Edwin Maxwell) seizes Reid's family plantation. Featured songs include "Louisiana" and "Good Ground," tunes that were also penned by the screenwriters.

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Movie Details

1940 Academy Award®
  • Best Music Score nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; cast and crew interview; cast and crew information.