About the film
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Release Date: September 08, 1990
|Slogan||:||«Africa 1923: A clash of cultures between British imperalists and a black man too smart for his own good.»|
|Producers||:||Michael Fitzgerald, Bill Benenson, Penelope Glass, Susie Bruffin|
|Writers||:||William Boyd, Joyce Cary|
In 1923 British Colonial Nigeria, Mister Johnson is an oddity -- an educated black man who doesn't really fit in with the natives or the British. He works for the local British magistrate, and considers himself English, though he has never been to England. He is always scheming, trying to get ahead, which lands him in a lot of hot water.