John Walden, left home 20 years earlier and has been "passing" as white in a town where no one knew of his background. He returns home to take his now grown sister back with him so she too can live a life as a white woman. He even goes so far as to find her a suitable white man to marry. Unfortunately, she can not get over the young black man she left back home. Written by
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A trailer and fragments from two reels survive in the Library of Congress. The rest is believed lost. Update: A 48-minute print has been located and preserved. It was released on DVD as part of the set "Pioneers of African-American Cinema" by Kino-Lorber in July 2016, and telecast on Turner Classic Movies on July 24, 2016. See more
In the next to last shot of the film, after the characters get into the car, the director can be heard saying "Cut!". See more
Oh, my dear fellow. After all your experience with the opposite sex, you stand there and talk like a chump.
Why? What do you mean?
Just what I say. You not only talk like one, but, you act like one. Can't you understand that Rena has never had a beau? That your passion... frighten her? What did you expect a modest, obedient and retiring girl like her to do?
I am a chump! And a fool!
Dragging My Heart Around
Composed by Hill
Sung by Mabel Garrett See more