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Veiled Aristocrats (1932)

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 ... See full summary »

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Oscar Micheaux
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lucille Lewis Lucille Lewis ... Rena Walden
Walter Fleming Walter Fleming ... John Walden
Laura Bowman Laura Bowman ... Molly Walden
Lawrence Chenault Lawrence Chenault ... Judge Straight
Lorenzo Tucker Lorenzo Tucker ... John Warwick
Carl Mahon Carl Mahon ... Frank Fowler
Barrington Guy Barrington Guy ... George Tryon
Willor Lee Guilford Willor Lee Guilford ... Miss Waring
Bernardine Mason Bernardine Mason ... Singer
Aurora Edwards Aurora Edwards ... Cook
Mabel Garrett Mabel Garrett ... Maid
Arnold Wiley Arnold Wiley ... Driver
A.B. DeComathiere A.B. DeComathiere
Kathleen Noisette Kathleen Noisette ... (as Katherine Noisette)
Donald Heywood Donald Heywood
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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 A. Nonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aristocratas Velados See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Micheaux Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Miss Waring: He didn't have anything for dark people to do. He says they were e-vil.
[Party-goers break out in laughter]
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River, Stay 'Way from My Door
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Music by 'Harry Woods'
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Sung by Bernardine Mason
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The 48 Year Old Oscar Micheaux
27 October 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

Having read the book and watched the film, I can definitely say that Micheaux is exploring Alfred Hitchcock and Cecil B. DeMille territory here by adapting a novel into a film. Unlike the novels that Hitchcock and DeMille adapted, this novel tells a story from a black perspective. Actually, in comparison with DeMille and Hitchcock adaptations of the early 1930's, I think this film worked quite well.


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