The House Behind the Cedars (1927)

Rena ( Shingzie Howard ), a beautiful mulatto woman, who passes as white, receives a proposal from an aristocratic white millionaire who has fallen in love with her. Rena accepts without ... See full summary »

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Oscar Micheaux
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Cast

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Shingzie Howard Shingzie Howard ... Rena Walden / Warwick
Andrew Bishop Andrew Bishop ... George Tryon
Lawrence Chenault Lawrence Chenault ... John Walden / Warwick
Alma Sewell Alma Sewell
William Crowell William Crowell ... (as Willian F.B. Crowell)
Douglas Griffin Douglas Griffin
Oliver Hill Oliver Hill
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Rena ( Shingzie Howard ), a beautiful mulatto woman, who passes as white, receives a proposal from an aristocratic white millionaire who has fallen in love with her. Rena accepts without revealing the secret of her racial background. Unhappy, Rena returns to her former lover, Frank Fowler, a black man, who has risen to power despite his color. She tells him that although she has fooled the public, she has not fooled herself. Written by Pamela Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Roanoke, Virginia, USA

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Oscar Micheaux wanted Evelyn Preer to star as Rena, but she was busy with theater work which (which she liked more than film acting) and refused. Shingzie Howard was cast instead. See more »

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Thanx Oscar Micheaux
6 July 2006 | by jamooprincessSee all my reviews

I extremely disagree with the single black man's comment about all Oscar Micheaux did. First off, Oscar didn't just open a door for Paul Robeson, but Oscar was the first black filmmaker. He started his own film company, was the first to release an black made independent film to an all Caucasion audience, and he produced his first movie that grossed $5,000 called The Homesteader; he produced this first feature film for an all black audience. He made over 40 films which he produced, directed, and wrote. His work is also truly one to respect. He made films to uplift the black race and didn't portray those insulting and inane stereotypes you see on television in his films. So to the single black man in London and others reading this, Oscar broke huge barriers for later black filmmakers and fantastic black actors and actresses who are known today. One should never knock a person through his/her ignorance.


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