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43 Ratings

The Blood of Jesus

Directed by Spencer Williams
United States, 1941
Drama, Fantasy


An atheist accidentally shoots his Baptist wife. She dies and goes to a crossroads, where the devil tries to lead her astray.

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The Blood of Jesus Directed by Spencer Williams

Critics reviews

One very different religious film is Spencer Williams’s The Blood of Jesus (41)—a powerful, unqualified masterpiece. Its allegorical tale of redemption and salvation has a stateliness and simplicity hat contrasts sharply with Hellbound Train.
July 03, 2016
A key document in the evolution of the race film, this epochal sophomore feature by pioneering actor-turned-filmmaker Spencer Williams is just as equally an important piece of early independent filmmaking proficiency.
June 03, 2015
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