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
When Rena went to live with her brother, John, it was silently understood that she, as had he, was to forget that she had a mother - or had ever belonged to the Negro Race at all.
Featured in The Color Line
Composed by Ted Weems
and Country Washburn See more