Hallelujah! Overview:

Hallelujah! (1929) was a Musical - Drama Film directed by King Vidor and produced by King Vidor and Irving Thalberg.

Hallelujah! was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2008.

Academy Awards 1929/30 --- Ceremony Number 3 (source: AMPAS)

Best DirectorKing VidorNominated

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Although this film is frequently touted as the first black-cast film produced in Hollywood, it is actually predated by the more obscure Hearts in Dixie.
Presently available version, as broadcast on Turner Classic Movies, is the re-edited 100 minute 1939 re-release, with redesigned opening and closing credits.
An advertising poster for this film is pictured on one stamp of a set of five 42¢ USA commemorative postage stamps honoring Vintage Black Cinema, issued 16 July 2008. Other films honored in this set are Black and Tan, The Sport of the Gods, Princesse Tam Tam, and Caldonia.
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Released 1929
Inducted 2008

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