The Secret Sorrow

Details Release Date:   10/1/1921 Genre:  Drama Rating:  N/A Studio:  Reol Productions Corp. Writer:  S. C. Brown Black & White Silent Cast George Edward Brown, Percy Verwayen, Edna Morton, Lawrence Chenault, Inez Clough, Ida Anderson Synopsis Anne Morgan, a poverty-stricken woman decides to give up one of her two sons to a prominent doctor willing to…

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The Lure Of A Woman

Release Date:  8/21/21 Genre:  Drama Rating:  NR Director:  J.M. Simms Studio:  Progress Picture Association Running Time:  75 mins. B&W Silent Cast:  John Cobb, Regina Cohee, Dr. A. Porter Davis, Lenore Jones, Alonzo Nixon, Regina Taylor Details:  According to information in the George P. Johnson Collection at the UCLA Special Collections Library, this was the first…

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The Colored American Winning His Suit

Details: Year of Release: 1916 Genre: Drama Rating: N/A Runtime: Unknown Silent Black & White Studio:  Frederick Douglass Film Company Cast:  Thomas M. Mosley (Bob Winall) Ida Askins (Alma Elton) Florence Snead (Bessie Winall) Marshall Davies (Jim Sample) F. King (Mr. Hinderus) Fred Leighton (Colonel Goodwill) Synopsis: Freed from slavery after the Civil War, the…

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The Burden of Race

Details Year of Release:  1921 Genre:  Drama Rating:  N/A Runtime:  Unknown Black & White Silent Studio:  Reol Productions Producer:  Robert Lévy Director:  Unknown Studio: Reol Productions Cast Percy Verwayen Edna Morton Lawrence Chenault Elizabeth Williams Mabel Young Arthur Ray Synopsis A young college student who excels both academically and athletically falls in love with a…

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Giant Of His Race, A

Details Year of Release:  1921 Genre:  Drama Rating:  N/A Runtime:   mins. Black & White Silent Studio: North State Film Corporation, Norman Film Manufacturing Co. Director:  Ben Strasser Cast Mabel Holmes, Walter Holeby, Walter Long, Ruth Freeman  Synopsis Covington, the son of a slave, works his way through medical school, and upon graduating, devotes his life…

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The Gunsaulus Mystery

Details Year of Release:  1921 Genre:  Drama Rating:  N/A Runtime:   Unknown Black & White Silent Studio:  Micheaux Film Corp. Director & Producer:  Oscar Micheaux Cast Lawrence Chenault (Anthony Brisbane) Evelyn Preer (Ida May Gilpin) Dick Abrams (Sidney Wyeth) Louis De Bulger (Lem Hawkins) Synopsis Myrtle Gunsaulus, a young African-American girl, is found murdered in the…

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