Easy To Get | VD Propaganda Film w/ Ruby Dee + Paul Robeson (1947)
A rare gem produced in 1947 by the Army Pictorial Service (Astoria, Queens), it contains the earliest existing film performance by future Oscar nominee RUBY DEE (her three credited film appearances prior to 1950s The Jackie Robinson Story have not surfaced to date). EASY TO GET is interesting for several reasons. 1) It features a mostly all-black cast and has Hollywood-level production values. 2) Unconventional for its time, it depicts black black bravery in wartime and sexual relations in a very candid manner (including an on-screen kiss) and 3) Many of the actors in the film are notable for appearing in mainstream Hollywood films.
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