Joe Absolom


Life Events


Movie Clip

Say Amen, Somebody (1982) -- (Movie Clip) Highway To Heaven From a St. Louis (technically St. Charles, Mo.) radio station tribute to a service honoring the main subject of the documentary, singer Willie Mae Ford Smith, at Rev. William Collins Jr.’s Antioch Baptist Church, and a song composed by the also-featured Thomas A. Dorsey, led by an O’Neal twin (Edward or Edgar?) in Say Amen, Somebody — The Good News Musical, 1982.
Say Amen, Somebody (1982) -- (Movie Clip) Open, I Have A Lord To Glorify Opening director George Nierenberg’s celebrated feature documentary, in it’s 2019 restoration, from Milestone Films, we meet St. Louis-based gospel music superstar Willie Mae Ford Smith, in Say Amen, Somebody — The Good News Musical, 1982.
Say Amen, Somebody (1982) -- (Movie Clip) Thank God For Professor Dorsey A background segment, with narration from singer Willie Mae Ford Smith, about gospel music pioneer, professor Thomas A. Dorsey, followed by portions of his own interview, in Say Amen, Somebody — The Good News Musical, 1982.
Harder They Come, The -- (Movie Clip) Pressure Drop Turncoat Jose (Carl Bradshaw) is pursuing his former friend, our hero, Ivan (Jimmy Cliff) through the slums of Kingston, with Toots and the Maytals' "Pressure Drop" in the background in The Harder They Come, 1972.
Harder They Come, The (1972) -- (Movie Clip) Sweet And Dandy Country boy Ivan (Jimmy Cliff), taking work in Kingston as a delivery man, happens in on Toots and the Maytals' recording of "Sweet and Dandy," and schedules his own date with producer Hylton (Bobby Charlton) in The Harder They Come, 1972.
Boy Friend, The (1971) -- (Movie Clip) Do It For Them! Assistant stage manager and understudy Polly (Twiggy) gets cliche` last-minute advice from director Max (Max Adrian), with colleagues (Antonia Ellis, Caryl Little), working up to the first version of Sandy Wilson's title tune, in Ken Russell's The Boyfriend, 1971.
Hearts And Minds (1975) -- (Movie Clip) Communist Conspiracy Spectacular cast including politicians, Airman Charles Hoey from Saigon, and veterans Randy Floyd, Stan Holder and Robert Muller, in this segment from Peter Davis' celebrated documentary Hearts And Minds, 1975.
Miami Connection (1987) -- (Movie Clip) Ready For A Good Time After ninjas hijack a drug deal in the opening, credits from Florida martial arts impresario Y.K. Kim's Miami Connection, 1987, introducing kingpin Yashito (Si Y Jo) and dealer Jeff (William Ergle), who didn't know his sister (Kathy Collier) was fronting a kung-fu glitter band.
Miami Connection (1987) -- (Movie Clip) Welcome Wagon Producer-star Y.K. Kim (as Mark), pal John (Vincent Hirsch) and bandmates want no trouble from the act they ousted from the local dance club (led by Jack McLaughlin), but they are forced to fight, in downtown Orlando, substitute for the ostensible location in Miami Connection, 1987.
Walk East On Beacon (1952) -- (Movie Clip) Perfect Sleeper Agent Reynolds (Karl Weber) brings in the FBI lab guys and higher-up Belden (George Murphy, the future U.S. Senator from California), who offers vigilance and a healthy sense of humor as he takes over in producer Louis de Rochemont's anti-communist tract Walk East On Beacon, 1952.
Walk East On Beacon (1952) -- (Movie Clip) Bells Of Moscow Communist fifth columnist and Boston florist Danzig (Bruno Wick) gets dissed after he introduces married Washingtonian fellow traveler Elaine (Louisa Horton) to Laschenkov (Karel Stepanek), the impatient new man from Moscow, in the FBI-approved espionage drama Walk East On Beacon, 1952.
Walk East On Beacon (1952) -- (Movie Clip) Forces Of Treason The ominous Westbrook Van Voorhis narrates and the credited author of the original work, J. Edgar Hoover, appears briefly, as the indefatigable anti-Hollywood producer Louis de Rochemont launches his anti-communist procedural Walk East On Beacon, 1952, starring George Murphy.