'Tamango' - The Dorothy Dandridge Slave Revolt Movie You'll Probably Never See

From Shadow and Act Thu Feb 28 2013, 11:56:41

Well not that's exactly true. You can see the film, but under very less than ideal conditions. But I'll get to that in a minute Since films dealing with slavery seem to be in vogue at the moment I thought it would be interesting to take a look at a rarely seen, let alone even known, film on the subject released back in 1958 and starring Dorothy Dandridge called Tamango. Like most black actresses, Dandridge found it hard to find roles, so when the offer came to play the female lead in a French/Italian co-production being shot in France and opposite Curt Jurgens, a German actor who from the mid-50's to the late 70's was a major international film star working on both...

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