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Ida James in Bronze / Devil's / Gang War / Up in the

The Bronze Buckaroo / The Devil's Daughter / Gang War / Up in the Air

2005 NR

Shaft star Richard Roundtree hosts this fascinating collection of "race films" produced specifically for black audiences in the 1930s and '40s. Selections include The Bronze Buckaroo (1939), a Western musical with black cowboys; The Devil's Daughter (1939), a voodoo horror-thriller; Gang War (1940), a mobster drama chronicling a feud between rival crime families; and Up in the Air (1940), a murder-mystery staged at a radio station.

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