The House Behind the Cedars (1924)

Melodrama | 1924

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New York Age
31 Mar 1923
p. 6.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The House Behind the Cedars by Charles Chesnutt (Boston, 1900).
DETAILS
Production Date:
ended March 1923
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
9-10
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Rena, 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 ... +


Rena, 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. +

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African American


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AFI Life Achievement Award

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