The Emperor Jones

  |  Book Tickets: 09/08/2013
  |  Buy to Own: 31/10/2011
  |  72 min
Rated PG by the BBFC


1930s drama based on Eugene O'Neill's play about a man who escapes from prison and goes onto become an emperor in the Caribbean. After committing murder over a gambling dispute, African-American Brutus Jones (Paul Robeson) is sent to jail. He breaks out of prison and takes a job on a ship that's bound for the Caribbean, where he schemes his way to the position of emperor on a remote island, much to the detriment of the natives who later revolt.

Contains uses of discriminatory language
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