Nappus, an elderly farmer, resents the fact that his daughter Chloe is married to a lazy layabout named Gummy, who allows Chloe to do all the house and farm work he himself should be doing. Chloe has to care for her two children, Trailia and Chiquapin, while managing all of Gummy's duties as well, and she is worn down by her labors. When Chloe and the child Trailia become dangerously ill, Gummy obtains the services of a voodoo doctor instead of a real medical doctor, with tragic results. Nappus decides he will somehow raise the money to send his grandson Chiquapin to medical school.
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The Soul of Dixieland Talking and Singing from the Motion Picture Screen! (original ad)
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Originally planned as a musical short, the film began production with George Gilpin as Nappus. Gilpin, a stage performer, was too broad for the subtleties of motion picture work, and producer Winfield R. Sheehan
shut down the film and recast it. He expanded the project into a full-length dramatic film, the first major studio feature with a virtually all-black cast. See more
Hearts In Dixie
Music by Howard Jackson
Lyrics by Walter Weems See more