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Year
1920
Runtime
79 min.
Director
Oscar Micheaux
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
6.4
Votes *
1,475
Checks
1,340
Favs
39
Dislikes
22
Favs/checks
2.9% (1:34)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. -1flb2-'s avatar

    -1flb2-

    This was great to watch. To see the society of African Americans in this era is amazing. Oscar Micheaux against tremendous odds directed and produced this movie. First African-American filmmaker. Way ahead of its time in 1920. 8 years 2 months ago
  2. Torgo's avatar

    Torgo

    Perfect rip on the website of the Library of Congress:
    https://www.loc.gov/item/mbrs00046435/
    2 years 4 months ago
  3. baraka92's avatar

    baraka92

    It’s definitely an important piece of film history and Micheaux deserves praise for tackling racism at that time, but I’m sorry, this movie is bad. The story and the editing are a complete disaster. The “twist” near the end is ridiculous in its execution; out of a mediocre soap opera. And the character of Efrem is as much of a stereotype as other black characters in movies of the same time.

    Watch it if your curious, but don’t expect much.
    4 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #1 in Slate's The Black Film Canon
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  2. This movie ranks #8 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  3. This movie ranks #77 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  4. This movie ranks #178 in Silent Era's The Top 300 Silent Era Films
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  6. This movie ranks #423 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2500
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  7. This movie ranks #831 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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