Birthright (1939)

Mar 11, 1939 | Drama, General Film, Pre 1940

Director: Oscar Micheaux

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

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

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

Note: Remake of Oscar Micheaux’s 1924 silent film of the same name. I’m starting to think that Hazel Lisz is Hazel Diaz.