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 "...
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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
Respected film scholar Donald Bogel has called The Scar of Shame (1927) quite possibly the best independent black film of the silent era. See more »
That's Mr. Hillyard playing. - - Some day he will be the leading composer of our race.
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The Library of Congress Video Collection has a restored version of this film with a new piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli. Its running time is 76 minutes. A small missing section is summarized by an intertitle. Other restoration credits: Simmon, Scott ....... restoration producer Fleming, Dina T. .... restoration production co-ordinator McConnell, Allan .... restoration magnetic recording laboratory head Winther, James ...... restoration videotape transfer and editor Chrisman, Paul ...... restoration music recordist DeAnna, Gene ........ restoration titles See more »
Enjoyed viewing this film about an African American film during the Year 1927 and loved the entire story that concerned itself with a successful piano player who was a very good person and lived in a boarding house with other people. He noticed a certain lady was being abused by her father and decided to protect her and provide a place to protect her from any more harm. It was not too long that he decided to marry her and completely change her life and give her more security. However, her father had a very serious drinking problem and was convinced by a friend of his to abducted his daughter and bring her into the entertainment business or prostitution. This story has many twists and turns and is a great film about race and there are plenty of mixed emotions in 1927 with relationships between Black & White people. I doubt if this film was very popular during the 1920's but our country has progressed much further today.
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