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The Homesteader (1919)



The Homesteader

(1919)

Black Cast / Drama / Silent

Directed by Oscar Micheaux

Cast:

Charles Lucas as Jean Baptiste
Evelyn Preer as Orleans
Iris Hall as Agnes
Charles S. Moore as Jack Stewart
Inez Smith as Ethel
Vernon S. Duncan as McCarthy
Trevy Woods as Glavis, Ethel's husband
William George as Agnes' white lover

Agnes Stewart is a Scottish lassie who moves to South Dakota with her father. She rescues a black man named Jean Baptiste from freezing to death. He falls in love with Agnes, but knows society won’t accept their union. He moves East and marries the daughter of a preacher named Orleans. The preacher is not accepting of Baptise since he will not praise the preacher. He begins to persecute Baptise, leaving Orleans to go crazy and kills her father. She then kills herself. Baptise returns to South Dakota , where Agnes informs him she is really a light-skined black.


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Matinee Classics - The Homesteader starring Charles Lucas, Evelyn Preer, Iris Hall, Charles S. Moore, Inez Smith, Vernon S. Duncan, Trevy Woods and William George


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