Original Movie Poster. Up Jumped the Devil.

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Original movie poster on white board with red and blue coloring. 14" x 18." Poster is clean and intact. Text on the poster reads: "'Here's Jivers, Jivvers and Bellylaughs'; Up Jumped the Devil; with Mantan Moreland and Shelton Brooks; Produced by Jed Buell; A Dixie National Production; Nationally Released by Consolidated National Film Exchanges; with an All Colored Star Cast." Up Jumped the Devil (1941) is an African American film that features an all-black cast and was rare in its time. This is a comedic film that follows the antics of two criminals, Washington and Jefferson, who were just released from prison. Not wanting to be arrested for vagrancy, the two men find a job opportunity when a wealthy Mrs. Brown is looking to hire a butler and a maid. Jefferson (played by Shelton Brooks) convinces Washington (Mantan Moreland) to dress as a woman so they can both get the jobs. The pair then runs into Bad News Johnson, a criminal they met in prison, who wants all of them to pull a con on Mrs. Brown. Complications and hilarity ensue. Mantan Moreland (1902-1973) was an African American comedic actor who began his career in vaudeville and eventually found his way onto major film productions. Shelton Brooks (1886-1975) was an African American actor, pianist, and composer of popular music and jazz.

Title: Original Movie Poster. Up Jumped the Devil.

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Categories: U.S. History, Drama including Movies, Drama,

Publisher: 1941

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 019780

Keywords: Posters. Movie posters. Film posters. Movies. Films. Cinema. Mantan Moreland. Shelton Brooks. Jed Buell. William Beaudine. African American films. Black films. SG-34.