The Devil's Daughter (1939)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Horror  |  7 December 1939 (USA)
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Sylvia Walton returns from Harlem to take over a Jamaican plantation from her vindictive half-sister, amid the growing sound of drums.


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Complete credited cast:
Philip Ramsay
Ida James ...
Sylvia Walton
Hamtree Harrington ...
Percy Jackson
Willa Mae Lang ...
Emmett 'Babe' Wallace ...
John Lowden (as Emmett Wallace)
Leon Lee ...
Narrator (voice)


Sylvia Walton of Harlem inherits a Jamaican banana plantation and returns to manage it. Since her arrival, there's been no sign of her disinherited half-sister Isabelle, who ran the plantation until their father's death. But Sylvia, her two rival suitors, and her comic- relief servant Percy are disturbed by the constant, growing sound of drums. Meanwhile, in hiding, Isabelle schemes to regain her former place by manipulating local 'obeah' superstition. All-black cast. Written by Rod Crawford <>

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Release Date:

7 December 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Daughter of the Isle of Jamaica  »

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Sound Mix:

(Variray Blue Seal Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Like the other releases from Sack Amusement, this film featured an "all colored cast" and was booked into theaters that catered almost exclusively to black audiences. See more »


When Isabelle Walton (Nina Mae McKinney) tells Percy Jackson (Hamtree Harrington) that she is transferring his soul to a pig, she refers to the pig as "he" - but she's holding the pig upside down and its nipples are clearly visible, showing that the pig is female. See more »


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Nina Mae McKinney is #1
29 July 2002 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Nina Mae McKinney always give a great performance in what she does, no matter if its little or a big role. This film could have added another hour or so. It was good, but wish it could of been more. But you'll love it. Nina Mae saves this film, if it wasn't for her, this film wouldn't of been much to look at.

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