Song of Freedom

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Song of Freedom ★★ ½ 1936

John Zinga (Robeson) is a British-born black dockworker whose voal gifts are discovered by an opera impresario. After realizing a career as a concert performer, Zinga ventures to Africa to investigate his ancestry and finds he has royal roots, and that his tribe have fallen under the grip of corrupt spiritualists. Robeson turns in a fine performance in what is otherwise an average film. D Sleepy River; Lonely Road; Song of Freedom; The Black Emperor. 80m/B VHS, DVD . GB Paul Robeson, Elisabeth Welch, George Mozart; D: J. Elder Wills; W: Ingram D'Abbes, Fenn Sherie; C: Eric Cross, Harry Rose.