Birthright (1924)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Early Black Cinema  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Produced, written and directed by pioneering African-American auteur Oscar Micheaux, this low-budget silent race melodrama starred J. Homer Tutt as an idealistic Negro college graduate who discovers bigotry and brutality from both races in a small southern town. Micheaux regulars Evelyn Preer and Lawrence Chenault co-starred in this unusually long presentation (running ten reels).

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Low Budget, Low Production Values