The House Behind the Cedars (1924)

Missing Trailer

Director: Oscar Micheaux

Writer(s): Charles W. Chesnutt (novel), Oscar Micheaux (adaptation)

Starring: Shingzie Howard, Andrew Bishop, Lawrence Chenault, Alma Sewell, Douglass Griffin, William Crowell, Oliver Hill

Synopsis: Rena, a beautiful mulatto woman, who passes as white, receives a proposal from an aristocratic white millionaire who has fallen in love with her. Rena accepts without revealing the secret of her racial background. Unhappy, Rena returns to her former lover, Frank Fowler, a black man, who has risen to power despite his color. She tells him that although she has fooled the public, she has not fooled herself.

Release Date: December 13, 1924 (USA) | Length: 35 min | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: NR

*No print of the film is known to exist and it is considered lost.