The Quiet One (1948)
The Quiet One
Black Cast / Drama / Documentary
Directed by Sidney Meyers
Narrated by Gary Merrill
Cast: Donald Thompson, Clarence Cooper, Sadie Stockton, Estelle Evans and Paul Baucum
The story of a lonely young boy growing up in Harlem. Using a semi-documentary technique, the film-makers realistically capture the hostile environment which leads the boy to delinquency. The youth is sent to Wiltwyck School for rehabilitation, where a psychiatrist and counselor try to break through the wall of silence which the boy uses to hide his fear and bitterness.