Prince of His Race (1926)

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A young man serving a jail sentence for manslaughter is granted a 24 hour leave of absence to visit with his dying mother in this technically deficient all-black melodrama. Tom Beuford (Harry Henderson) just barely makes it to his mother's bedside before she passes away but returns to prison before his curfew. When released after serving his sentence, Tom's attempts to see his girlfriend, Miss Albert (Ethel Smith), are thwarted by Jim Stillman (William A. Clayton, Jr.), the man whose testimony had sent him to jail in the first place. Stillman kicks Tom out of town, but the plucky ex-con manages to return just in time to prevent a forced wedding between Stillman and Miss Albert. This romantic melodrama was the first film produced by Colored Players Film Corp., a white-owned firm, whose main attraction was an all-black version of Ten Nights in a Barroom (1926), also starring Henderson.