Alfred N. Sack
Alfred N. Sack
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|Born||October 22, 1898|
Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
|Died||March 1, 1969 (aged 70)|
Dallas, Texas, USA
|Citizenship||United States of America|
Alfred N. Sack (1898 - 1969) was the proprietor of film distribution, production, and theater owning business Sack Amusements. Its business included many films starring African American casts, so-called race films. He worked with his brother Lester. They were Jewish. Sack dsitributed several Oscar Micheaux films. They also partnered with Spencer Williams on several films.
The brothers purchased the Lucas Theatre in Dallas, Texas. Sack secured a deal woth RKO to distribute four 2-reel films of "Negro spirituals".
They re-released some films.
- St. Louis Blues (1929)
- The Black King (1932)
- She Devil (1934), distributor
- Princess Tam Tam (1935), distributor, a French film adaptation of Pygmalion blocked from major distribution channels by censors in the U.S.
- The Broken Earth (1936)
- Underworld (1937), distributor
- Harlem on the Prairie (1937), distributor
- Policy Man (1938)
- Two-Gun Man from Harlem (1938), distributor
- Harlem Rides the Range (1939)
- The Devil's Daughter (1939)
- Midnight Shadow (1939)
- Moon Over Harlem (1939)
- The Bronze Buckaroo (1939)
- Lying Lips (1939)
- Gang War (1940 film)
- Son of Ingagi (1940)
- The Blood of Jesus (1941), distributor
- Beale Street Mama (1946)
- Juke Joint (film) (1947)
- The Girl in Room 20 (1949)
- Go Down, Death! (1944)
- Harlem Hot Shots (film) 
- Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A. (1946)
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- Alfred N. Sack on imdb
- Sack Amusement Enterprises - NMAAHC Collections
- Dance | Alexander Street, a ProQuest Company
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