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Kenneth MacPherson (written by)
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13 October 1930 (UK) See more »
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A negro woman having an adulterous affair with a white man causes his wife to go mad and re-enforces the towns-folk's prejudice against Negroes. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Paul Robeson ... Pete - a Negro
Eslanda Robeson ... Adah - a Negro Woman
Hilda Doolittle ... Astrid (as Helga Doorn)
Gavin Arthur ... Thorne - Her Husband
Charlotte Arthur ... The Barmaid
Blanche Lewin ... The Old Lady
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Winifred Ellerman ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Kenneth MacPherson  (as Kenneth Macpherson)
 
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Kenneth MacPherson (written by) (as Kenneth Macpherson)

Produced by
Bryher MacPherson .... producer
Kenneth MacPherson .... producer
 
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63 min
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1 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
This film makes no sense., 5 April 2000
Author: patlange-4 (echo@inorbit.com) from Rochester, Ny, USA

I'm usually a fan of "art" and "foreign" films, but when I saw this one my reaction was "it must be called experimental because it makes no sense." The "action" is static, while at the same time it bounces from one location to another. There aren't enough titles to make it clear who is who and what their relationships are. Apparently the main point was to show that in the face of murder, adultery and generally weird and dissolute behavior, the cure offered by the powers that be is to banish a totally innocent black man.

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