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.
Did You Know?
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
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
He didn't have anything for dark people to do. He says they were e-vil.
[Party-goers break out in laughter
Followed by Ten Minutes to Live
Many Happy Returns of the Day
Music by Joseph A. Burke
(as Joe Burke)
Lyrics by Al Dubin
and Al Bryan
(as Alfred Bryan)
Sung by Bernardine Mason See more