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 film was first shown to a preview audience as a special, without announcing the title or subject, at the Mission Theatre in San Jose, California on 30 January 1929. (San Jose Evening News, 31 January 1929). See more
Hearts In Dixie
Music by Howard Jackson
Lyrics by Walter Weems See more