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Up Next in Part 1: Feature Films

  • Ten Nights in a Bar Room

    Directed by Roy Calnek • 1926 • United States
    Starring Charles S. Gilpin, Lawrence Chenault, Harry Henderson

    Based on the hugely popular 1854 temperance novel by Timothy Shay Arthur (and William W. Pratt’s 1858 stage adaptation), Roy Calnek’s TEN NIGHTS IN A BAR ROOM boasts a masterful performan...

  • The Scar of Shame

    Directed by Frank Perugini • 1929 • United States
    Starring Harry Henderson, Lucia Lynn Moses, Lawrence Chenault

    When a young woman (Lucia Moses) escapes from her abusive father (William E. Pettus), she is rescued by an aspiring composer (Harry Henderson), but encounters opposition from his class...

  • Eleven P.M.

    Directed by Richard Maurice • 1928 • United States
    Starring Richard Maurice, Sammie Fields, Wanda Maurice

    Produced in Detroit, Michigan by little-known African American filmmaker Richard Maurice, ELEVEN P.M. is a surreal melodrama in which a poor violinist named Sundaisy (Maurice) tries to prote...