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Director: Oscar Micheaux

Writer(s): Thomas Sigismund Stribling (novel), Oscar Micheaux

Starring: Laura Bowman, Tom Dillon, Columbus Jackson, Herbert E. Jelley, Carman Newsome, S. O. Moses, Alec Lovejoy, Trixie Smith, Hazel Lisz, Ida Forsyne, John Ward, C. R. Chace, Alice B. Russell, H. E. Knight, George Lessey, Harry Moses, Allen Lee, Robert Alderdice

Synopsis: Remake of Micheaux’s 1924 Silent Film. The movie tells the story of a White man who took an interest in a young colored youth, took him into his home and tried to give him every advantage that a white boy would have. As the story takes place in a small Southern town, quite a bit of talk was caused. Then the boy wanted to marry Ethel Moses, and the white man tried to stop it” — review in the Philadelphia Afro-American, 3/11/39

Release Date: March 11, 1939 (USA) | Length: 10 reels | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: NR

*I didn’t find a trailer for this movie or any other information. It might be considered lost.

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