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New York Age called this film a "melodrama of night life in Chicago and New York with an all colored ... More Less

New York Age called this film a "melodrama of night life in Chicago and New York with an all colored cast." More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
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DATE
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New York Age
28 Sep 1929
p. 6.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
1929
Premiere Information:
Harlem opening: 28 September 1929
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

The following plot synopsis appeared in NYA 28 Sep 1929: "Briefly, it is the story of a beautiful girl, who was cold to the love of a good and ambitious young lad. Believing the rosy promises of a smooth-tongued stranger, she runs away and follows him to the city. The unhappiness and disaster which followed can easily be imagined. Deserted on her wedding night--alone, penniless, in a foreign city, left to the none too tender mercy of strangers. Her sad plight and the events which follow her desertion make a gripping, brutally frank, yet wonderfully, absorbing ... +


The following plot synopsis appeared in NYA 28 Sep 1929: "Briefly, it is the story of a beautiful girl, who was cold to the love of a good and ambitious young lad. Believing the rosy promises of a smooth-tongued stranger, she runs away and follows him to the city. The unhappiness and disaster which followed can easily be imagined. Deserted on her wedding night--alone, penniless, in a foreign city, left to the none too tender mercy of strangers. Her sad plight and the events which follow her desertion make a gripping, brutally frank, yet wonderfully, absorbing picture." +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
African American


Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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