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Hot Biskits

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Notable as Spencer Williams' first film and for being preserved at the Library of Congress. Historically significant. FloridaArmy (talk) 13:29, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Hot Biskits was an independent comedy short film released in 1931. It was written and directed by Spencer Williams and was his first film.[1] Glen Gano was the cinematographer. The 10 minute film was a made by Dixie Comedies Corp. of Hollywood, California. A print of the film is preserved at the Library of Congress.[2] The film portrays a miniature golf competition between two rivals.[2] The film was rediscovered in the Library of Congress Archived after 80 years.[2] The film's cast is all African-American.[3] Williams' next film, The Blood of Jesus, was made 10 uears later.

Cast[edit]

  • Thurston Briggs
  • Spencer Williams

See also[edit]

  • African American cinema

References[edit]

  1. "Hot Biskits". The Criterion Channel.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Pioneers of African-American Cinema: Hot Biskits". kinonow.com.
  3. Hoberman, J. (August 10, 2016). "'Pioneers of African-American Cinema': Black Filmmaking Aborning" – via NYTimes.com.


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