A Daughter of the Congo (1930)

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Director: Oscar Micheaux

Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux, Henry F. Downing (novel The American Cavalryman)

Starring: Kathleen Noisette, Loretta Tucker, Salem Tutt Whitney, Willor Lee Guilford, Roland C. Irving, Joe Byrd, Wilhelmina Williams, Clarence Redd, Alice B. Russell, Charles R. Moore, Gertrude Snelson, Percy Verwayen, Madame Robinson, Daisy Harding, ‘Speedy’ Wilson, Randolph Dawson, Sylvia Birdsong, Ida Forsyne, Jennie B. Hillman

Synopsis: Lupelta (Katherine Noisette) is a mixed-race Congolese girl who was stolen at birth and raised by a hostile tribe. She is designated to marry a tribal chief, but on her way to the wedding she is abducted by Arab slave traders. Before she is sold into slavery, she is rescued by an African-American military battalion under the command of Captain Paul Dale (Lorenzo Tucker). Dale brings Lupelta to a mission school, where she is successfully acquainted with Western-style civilization. However, she never completely loses touch with the tribal customs and influences that shaped her formative years.

Release Date: April 5, 1930 (USA) | Length: 9 reels | Genre: Adventure | MPAA Rating: NR

*The film is considered to be a lost.