Articles about: Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson in 1942
Paul Robeson in 1942

Paul Robeson was an African-American actor and singer who began his screen career in the mid-twenties and worked with filmmaking including Oscar Micheaux, Zoltán Korda, James Whale, and more. He quit acting for the screen after Tales of Manhattan in 1942. He also narrated the documentary Native Land.

Charles Boyer and Rita Hayworth in "Tales of Manhattan"

Review: Julien Duvivier’s “Tales of Manhattan,” Starring Charles Boyer

French director Julien Duvivier brings the anthology film back with stars including Henry Fonda, Rita Hayworth, Charles Laughton, Ginger Rogers, and more.
A scene from "Native Land"

Review: Leo Hurwitz and Paul Strand’s “Native Land,” Narrated by Paul Robeson

The new documentary from Frontier Films retells the struggles of midthirties unions.