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The Pagan (1929) Poster

(1929)

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Opening Title Cards: In the farthest reaches of the Pacific, there are islands... spawn of ancient volcanoes... remote and peaceful and garlanded with flowers. The sunlit clouds hang above them like a halo of peace. But the white trader sees none of the beauty of his port of call.

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Title Card: When East meets West, the result is six bar-rooms and one bank.

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Bank Teller: The largest plantation here is owned by Henry Shoesmith... a young half-caste. But Henry never works it. He is too much like his native mother was.

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Madge: Hello, Cutie!

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Madge: Gee, Henry... I wish I was like you. You just laugh an' lie back in the sunshine.

Henry Shoesmith, Jr.: Sometime the sun too hot... then I lay in shade.

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Madge: If I'd only met a boy like you before I...

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Henry Shoesmith, Jr.: Your song nice... your face nice, too.

Tito: Go 'way! Mister Slater not allow heathen native on this boat! Mister Slater very good man! He get angry very easy!

Henry Shoesmith, Jr.: You his daughter?

Tito: No, I just his Christian duty.

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Mr. Roger Slater: I only mean to protect you, my child. Tito, you were born half white... but through my training you will be *all* white.

Tito: Yes, sir. Thank you, Mister Slater.

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Mr. Roger Slater: Have you studied your lesson?

Tito: [sits at Mr. Slater's feet and starts to read] "For the heart is dee-ceet-ful above all things and des-pair-ate-ly wicked..."

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Tito: This is Sunday! Why you not go to church?

Henry Shoesmith, Jr.: Too hot in church. Why you go church?

Tito: Because God there.

Henry Shoesmith, Jr.: Same God out here, too... no?

Tito: Yes... He everywhere.

Henry Shoesmith, Jr.: Then why go see Him in hot church?

Tito: You are very bad?

Henry Shoesmith, Jr.: You are very funny.

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Henry Shoesmith, Jr.: Te imi mai nei oe ia'u Shoesmith?

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Mr. Roger Slater: For your own good, Henry... don't let me see you with Tito any more.

Henry Shoesmith, Jr.: But I like Tito.

Mr. Roger Slater: I am raising Tito to associate with *white people" - - not with *your* kind! You half-caste! You sun-baked Pagan!

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Henry Shoesmith, Jr.: I am what you call Pagan, 'cause it make me happy. I do not get made 'cause you different from me.

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Henry Shoesmith, Jr.: I feel all sick.

Madge: You're in love, you sap!

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Henry Shoesmith, Jr.: How I look *now*?

Madge: You look like a Kansas City street-cleaner!

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Henry Shoesmith, Jr.: Tito, the trees... the flowers... the waterfall pool... we all lonesome for you.

Tito: I am lonesome, too.

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Mr. Roger Slater: [to Tito] When you looked at him, I saw an unholy light in you eyes! You are in my keeping! I'll protect you... no matter what my sacrifice must be.

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Madge: I'll tell you something about wedding certificates... that you don't know! You can steal *property* by law... but you can't steal *love* that way!

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Madge: And get *this*! Henry is half *native*! And natives *take* their women!

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Madge: And get *this*, too! Henry is half *white*! And white men *fight* for their women!

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Mr. Roger Slater: You have violated the laws of God and man!

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