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God's stepchildren

Title
God's stepchildren / directed by Oscar Micheaux.
Publication
U.S. A Micheaux Production, 1937.

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Moving imageUse in library Sc Visual VRA-252Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound

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Additional Authors
  • Sack, Alfred N.
  • Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951
  • Russell, Alice B. (Actress)
  • Smith, Trixie.
  • Lewis, Jacqueline.
  • Thompson, Charles.
  • Moses, Ethel.
  • Newsome, Carman.
  • Micheaux Film Corporation.
Description
2 film reels (1 hr., 5 min.) : sd., b&w; 16 mm.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Black films and programs.
Credits (note)
  • Screenwriter, Oscar Micheaux ; producer, Oscar Micheaux ; editors, Patricia Rooney, Leonard Weiss ; presented by Alfred N. Sack.
Performer (note)
  • Alice B. Russell, Trixie Smith, Jacqueline Lewis, Charles Thompson, Ethel Moses, Carman Newsome, Gloria Press, Alec Lovejoy, Columbus Jackson, Laura Bowman, Sam Patterson, Charles Moore, Consuelo Harris.
Call Number
Sc Visual VRA-252
OCLC
NYPG98-F80
Title
God's stepchildren / directed by Oscar Micheaux.
Imprint
U.S. A Micheaux Production, 1937.
Cast
Alice B. Russell, Trixie Smith, Jacqueline Lewis, Charles Thompson, Ethel Moses, Carman Newsome, Gloria Press, Alec Lovejoy, Columbus Jackson, Laura Bowman, Sam Patterson, Charles Moore, Consuelo Harris.
Credits
Screenwriter, Oscar Micheaux ; producer, Oscar Micheaux ; editors, Patricia Rooney, Leonard Weiss ; presented by Alfred N. Sack.
Summary
A bitter drama about a light-skinned African-American orphan who doesn't want to accept her true racial identity. She is forced by her foster mother to attend an all-black school which she greatly resents. She is then sent to a convent for twelve years; after which she is cornered into marrying a dark-skinned man she abhors. After bearing a child of her own, she abandons her husband and decides to "pass" into the white world where she finds further unhappiness. Tragedy ensues.
Added Author
Sack, Alfred N.
Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951, film director.
Russell, Alice B. (Actress)
Smith, Trixie.
Lewis, Jacqueline.
Thompson, Charles.
Moses, Ethel.
Newsome, Carman.
Micheaux Film Corporation.
Research Call Number
Sc Visual VRA-252 VHS
Sc Visual VRB-2012 U-matic.
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