Absent (1928)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |  
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Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein

Veteran African-American actor Clarence Brooks was convinced to come out of five years retirement to star in this low-budget silent Western melodrama about a shell-shocked army veteran who recovers while helping an old prospector and his daughter fight off a gang of usurpers. George Reed, Floyd Schackelford, Rosa Lee Lincoln, and Clarence Williams also appeared in Absent, the only film produced by the Rosebud Film Corp. Brooks and director-cameraman Harry A. Gant (who was white) were both veterans of America's first notable African-American film studio, the Lincoln Motion Picture Company.



past, search, America, amnesia, conflict, daughter, legion, life, man, memory, mine, shock, town, veteran [military]