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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Call of His People (1921) [Lost Film]


Reol Productions. Based on the novel, The Man Who Would Be White, by Aubrey Browser. Filmed at the Irvington-on-the-Hudson, NY estate of Black millionairess, A. Lelia Walker, story by Aubrey Browser.

Nelson Holmes, a black man posing as a white man, had advanced from office boy to general manager, Nelson, hiding his true identity for obvious reasons, comes face to face with an old classmate during a job interview. Fearing that his friend will expose his true color, he hires him to be his personal secretary. When one of Nelson's competitors tries to steal important contracts, his secretary rescues the contracts. Nelson is deeply affected by his secretary's loyalty, and decides to confess his true color to his boss. His boss assures him that it is the man, not the color, that counts. 

*** This film is considered lost until notified otherwise. ***