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John Henry and the Inky-Poo

  • Runtime: 8 min.
  • Genres: Children's/Family
  • Director:George Pal


Based upon the African-American folk tale, John Henry and the Inky Poo opens on a dark, stormy night. A woman is painfully giving birth alone. All of a sudden, a brilliant flash of lightning and crash of thunder strike, and her son John Henry appears, full grown. A giant of a man, John Henry is blessed with tremendous strength and enormous self-confidence. Soon after his birth, John Henry comes across railroad tracks and a train and knows his calling: to drive steel and build the railroads that will...more