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Emma Mae

Hayes is a poor, naive black country girl who comes to the big city and grows up fast. She falls in love with gang leader Williams, who robs and abandons her--but is later beaten up by her for it. Film ends with Hayes a tough, independent woman. (more)

Released: 1976

Rating: R

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(Movie Clip) Open
Scenes in a Compton, California park appear not to be staged at all in the opening sequence of director Jamaa Fanaka's Emma Mae, 1976.
(Movie Clip) Overalls
Emma Mae (Jerri Hayes) is provoked into a brawl -- not her first -- as she tries to organize support for her jailed boyfriend in director Jamaa Fanaka (more…)
(TCM Featurette) On Career
Director Jamaa Fanaka on his career and the films Emma Mae (1976) and Penitentiary (1980) featured in TCM Underground.

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  • Released: 1976
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Hayes is a poor, naive black country girl who comes to the big city and grows up fast. She falls in love with gang leader Williams, who robs and abandons her--but is later beaten up by her for it. Film ends with Hayes a tough, independent woman. (more)

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