By Right of Birth (1921)

Director: Harry A. Gant

Writer(s): George Johnson, Dora Mitchell

Starring: Clarence Brooks, Anita Thompson, Webb King, Leo Bates, Lester Bates, Helen Childers, Minnie Devereaux, Grace Ellenwood, Beatrice George, Baby Ruth Kimbrough, W.E. Stanley Kimbrough, Lew Meehan, Dora Mitchell, Booker T. Washington

Synopsis: Juanita Cooper is the adopted daughter of Frank and Geraldine Cooper. Geraldine backs Manuel Romero, an unscrupulous stockbroker, on a trip to Oklahoma to secure oil leases from Freedmen allottees, who are ignorant of the real value of their holding. Romero focuses on an allotment belonging to Helen, a missing allottee.

Release Date: June 22, 1921 (USA) | Length: 4 min | Genre: Drama | Certificate: NR

Note: The film is silent, there are no character names to go with the cast list and for most this is their only film so I wasn’t able to identify people.


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