Rufus Jones for President
|Rufus Jones for President|
|Directed by||Roy Mack|
|Written by||A. Dorian Otvos (Story)
Cyrus Wood (Story)
Sammy Davis, Jr.
|Music by||Cliff Hess|
|Cinematography||Edwin B. DuPar|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Release dates||September 9, 1933|
|Running time||21 minutes|
Rufus Jones for President (1933) is a satirical musical-comedy short subject directed by Roy Mack, and starring Ethel Waters. The film also stars Sammy Davis, Jr., in his first onscreen appearance, as the title character.
Despite its tone that appears to today's audience as racist, it is still considered an important musical short.
Rufus Jones, an African American child, is elected president of the USA in this short musical comedy, which features song and dance numbers by a seven-year-old Sammy Davis, Jr.
Rufus Jones for President is currently available from Warner Archive Collection on their six-disc Big Band, Jazz & Swing set of short subjects.
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