The Scar Of Shame (1927)


“The Scar of Shame” is a rare surviving silent example of what the movie industry once labeled “race movies,” films with African American casts intended for African American audiences.

“The Scar of Shame” was filmed in Philadelphia by a mixed-race production team with a black producer and a white director and writer.

An educated, upscale young black musician marries a woman from a lower socioeconomic class to get her out of the clutches of her stepfather, who beats and abuses her.




Author: Old Boy

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