Paradise in Harlem

Directed by Joseph Seiden
1939    85m
Comedy, Drama, Musical,
Between swing and blues musical numbers, the story of comedian Lem Anderson, whose long-awaited chance to act dramatically vanishes when he witnesses a mob killing and is forced to leave town. Lem becomes a wanderer, then an alcoholic. Finally a chance to play Othello draws him back to Harlem. Is it too late for Ned? Or too soon to suit Rough Jackson's mobsters? Melodramatic events lead to an unusual conclusion.
Cast of Paradise in Harlem
  • Mamie SmithMadame Mamie
  • Norman AstwoodRough Jackson
  • Edna Mae HarrisDoll Davis
  • Merritt SmithNed Avery
  • Frank H. WilsonLem Anderson
  • Francine EverettDesdemona Jones
  • Sidney EastonSneeze Ancrum (as Sydney Easton)
  • Babe MatthewsLaura Lou
  • Lionel MonagasMatt Gilson
  • Madeline BeltAcme Delight
  • Herman GreenGanaway
  • Percy VerwayenSpanish
  • George WilliamsRunt
  • Alec LovejoyMisery
  • Lucky MillinderHimself - Bandleader
  • Juanita HallSinger in Audience
  • Emory Johnson
  • Eddie Matthews

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