Hallelujah 1929
Warner Bros. (1929)
Drama, Musical, silent
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IMDB   7.0
1 hr 49 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   NR
Daniel L. Haynes Zekial Johnson
Nina Mae McKinney Chick
William Fountaine Hot Shot
Harry Gray Pappy Johnson
Fanny Belle DeKnight Mammy Johnson
Everett McGarrity Spunk Johnson
Victoria Spivey Missy Rose
Milton Dickerson Johnson child
Robert Couch Johnson child
Walter Tait Johnson child
Dixie Jubilee Singers Group performers
Matthew Beard Child
Evelyn Pope Burwell Singer
Eddie Conners Singer
William Allen Garrison Heavy
King Vidor
Roy Mack
Producer King Vidor
Irving Thalberg
Writer King Vidor
Wanda Tuchock
Cinematography Gordon Avil
Musician Eva Jessye
Henry Thacker Burleigh

Hallelujah! was, for its time, an impressive achievement. Director King Vidor, anxious to make a "personal" project for the impersonal MGM studios, proposed to film a spiritual story set in the deep South with blacks as the main characters. The Texas-born Vidor was familiar with certain particulars of African-American life, having witnessed the mass baptisms and religious ceremonies of the employees of his father's lumber mills. MGM, concerned that it would lose the "bigot trade," balked until Vidor offered to direct Hallelujah without salary.
Edition Details
Release Date 1/10/2006
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Subtitles English; English (Closed Captioned); French; Spanish
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Mono [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Mono [English]
Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Commentary by Black Cultural Scholars Donald Bogle and Avery Clayton Pie 2 Vintage Musical Shorts featuring the Nicholas Brothers and Hallelujah co-star Nina Mae McKinney: · Pie, Pie Blackbird [Also with Eubie Blake] · The Black Network Theatrical Trailer