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The Scar of Shame (1927)

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An educated, upscale young black musician marries a woman from a lower socioeconomic class to get her out of the clutches of her stepfather, who beats and abuses her. However, once he "... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Harry Henderson ...
Alvin Hillyard
Norman Johnstone ...
Eddie Blake
Ann Kennedy ...
Lucretia Green
Lucia Lynn Moses ...
Louise Howard
William E. Pettus ...
'Spike' Howard
Lawrence Chenault ...
Ralph Hathaway
Pearl McCormack ...
Alice Hathaway
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Charles Gilpin
Shingzie Howard
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An educated, upscale young black musician marries a woman from a lower socioeconomic class to get her out of the clutches of her stepfather, who beats and abuses her. However, once he "saves" her, he won't let his new wife meet his mother, as he knows she will be angry and disappointed with him for marrying someone "below his station". Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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While appearing in this film, Lucia Lynn Moses was commuting back and forth between the studio in Philadelphia and a chorus-line spot at the Cotton Club in New York City. See more »

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Referenced in Black Shadows on the Silver Screen (1975) See more »

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The Scar of Shame was an interestingly good silent "race movie" drama
13 February 2014 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Since it's once again Black History Month, I thought I'd once again review various movies made by people of color for the occasion. This production of the Colored Players Film Corporation (which was co-founded by one African-American, Sherman H. Dudley, a former stage performer) was quite compelling as a cautionary drama though the melodramatic trappings do permeate. Still, there were quite some good performances by the cast of which one of them, a Lucia Lynn Moses, was quite alluring in going from a victimized girl to one trying to be more seductive. It's interesting finding out on this site she filmed this in Philadelphia while also commuting to New York as a chorus girl at the Cotton Club. I don't feel like revealing much else so on that note, I recommend The Scar of Shame.


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