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Big Fella (Movie)
April 8, 1937
Big Fella is a 1937 film directed by J. Elder Wills, loosely based on the novel Banjo by Harlem Renaissance writer Claude McKay. Big Fella is set on the docks and streets of Marseilles. Paul Robeson stars in the leading role, as a street-wise but honest dockworker who struggles with deep issues of integrity and human values. Elisabeth Welch plays opposite him as a café singer in love with him. Robeson’s wife, Eslanda Robeson, appears as the café owner.
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