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Oscar Polk is a Actor American born on 25 december 1899 at Marianna (USA)

Oscar Polk

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Birth name Richard Cornelius Van Mattimore
Nationality USA
Birth 25 december 1899 at Marianna (USA)
Death 4 january 1949 (at 49 years) at New York City (USA)

Oscar Polk (December 25, 1899 – January 4, 1949) was an American actor, best known for his portrayal as the servant "Pork" in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind. On January 4, 1949, he was fatally struck by a taxi cab as he stepped off a curb in Times Square ten days after his 49th birthday. At the time of his death he was scheduled to have a major role in the play Leading Lady, and he was replaced by Ossie Davis. He is buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, Long Island, New York.

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Filmography of Oscar Polk (9 films)

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Cabin in the Sky, 1h38
Directed by Vincente Minnelli, Busby Berkeley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Ethel Waters, Eddie Anderson, Lena Horne, Rex Ingram, Oscar Polk, Mantan Moreland
Roles The Deacon / Fleetfoot
Rating71% 3.5945653.5945653.5945653.5945653.594565
Little Joe, a man killed over gambling debts, is restored to life by angelic powers and given six months to redeem his soul and become worthy of entering Heaven—otherwise he will be condemned to Hell. Secretly guided by "The General" (the Lord's Angel), Little Joe gives up his shiftless ways and becomes a hardworking, generous, and loving husband to his wife Petunia, whom he had previously neglected. Unfortunately, demon Lucifer Jr. (the son of Satan himself), is determined to drag Little Joe to Hell. Lucifer arranges for Joe to become wealthy by winning a lottery, reintroduces Joe to beautiful gold-digger Georgia Brown, and manipulates marital discord between Joe and Petunia. Little Joe abandons his wife for Georgia, and the two embark on a life of hedonistic pleasure. As Little Joe and Georgia celebrate at a nightclub one evening, Petunia joins them, determined to win Joe back. Little Joe fights with Domino for Petunia and she prays for God to destroy the nightclub. A cyclone appears and leaves the nightclub in ruins, as Joe and Petunia lie dead in the ruins after being shot by Domino. Just as it appears that Joe's soul is lost forever, the angelic General informs him that Georgia was so affected by the tragedy that she has donated all the money that he had given her to the church. On this technicality, Little Joe is allowed to go to Heaven with Petunia. As the two climb the Celestial Stairs, Joe suddenly wakes in his own bed. He had not been killed in the initial gambling-debt fracas—he had only received a concussion, and all his supposed dealings with angels and demons were only a fever dream. Now genuinely reformed, Little Joe begins a new, happy life with his loving Petunia.
Reap the Wild Wind, 2h3
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille, Arthur Rosson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Robert Preston, Susan Hayward, Charles Bickford
Roles Salt Meat
Rating67% 3.397063.397063.397063.397063.39706
Au milieu du XIX siècle, seuls les grands voiliers ont la possibilité, avant l'arrivée du chemin de fer, d'assurer la liaison entre le Nord-Est des États-Unis et la vallée du Mississippi. Mais il faut tenir compte des récifs de Floride, où s'échouent les navires. Pilleurs d'épaves et sauveteurs s'affrontent...
White Cargo, 1h28
Directed by Richard Thorpe
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Hedy Lamarr, Walter Pidgeon, Frank Morgan, Richard Carlson, Henry O'Neill, Reginald Owen
Roles Umeela
Rating60% 3.002693.002693.002693.002693.00269
Arriving by seaplane to inspect an isolated, but thriving rubber plantation in the African jungle during World War II, Worthing (Richard Ainley) reminisces about the old days, when conditions were much harsher. The film then flashes back to 1910.
The Notorious Elinor Lee, 1h47
Directed by Oscar Micheaux
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Robert Earl Jones, Amanda Randolph, Oscar Polk, Juano Hernández
Roles Blakely

Elinor Lee, a gangster’s moll living in the Harlem section of New York City, has signed up-and-coming boxer Benny Blue to a 10-year contract. Lee and a pair of corrupt fight promoter scheme to build up Blue as a potential champion, with the goal of betting against him when they force him to take a dive in a champion fight. Lee conspires to hire Fredi, an old friend of Blue and an escaped convict hiding from the law, to be his sweetheart and to control him for Lee and her partners.
Gone with the Wind, 3h58
Directed by George Cukor, Victor Fleming, Sam Wood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, Rape and revenge films, Political films, Auto-justice
Actors Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel, Butterfly McQueen
Roles Pork
Rating81% 4.0989254.0989254.0989254.0989254.098925
Part 1 On the eve of the American Civil War in 1861, Scarlett O'Hara lives at Tara, her family's cotton plantation in Georgia, with her parents and two sisters. Scarlett learns that Ashley Wilkes—whom she secretly loves—is to be married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton, and the engagement is to be announced the next day at a barbecue at Ashley's home, the nearby plantation Twelve Oaks.
Big Town Czar
Directed by Arthur Lubin
Origin USA
Actors Barton MacLane, Eve Arden, Tom Brown, Jack La Rue, Frank Jenks, Oscar O'Shea
Roles Arthur, Harlem Numbers Man

Underworld (1937)
, 1h35
Directed by Oscar Micheaux
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Oscar Polk, Lorenzo Tucker
Roles Sam Brown
Rating60% 3.04733.04733.04733.04733.0473
The Green Pastures, 1h33
Directed by William Keighley
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Théâtre, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays
Actors Rex Ingram, Oscar Polk, Eddie Anderson, Frank Wilson, Frank H. Wilson, George Henry Reed
Roles Gabriel
Rating69% 3.493243.493243.493243.493243.49324
Voir l'article consacré à l'adaptation télévisée française de 1964.