Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Broken English is a sincerely felt but somewhat anachronistic film predicated on the theme of miscegenation. White leading lady Beverly Roberts comes under fire from her friends, family and associates when she marries African gentleman Jacques Martial. The title is a reference to the initial language barriers between husband and wife (the film is partly subtitled). Broken English has the distinction of being the only film to feature Oona O'Neill in an acting role. Perhaps you know her better by her married name: Mrs. Charlie Chaplin.
cross-cultural-relations, husband-and-wife, culture-clash, prejudice