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Friday, August 2, 2013

The Scar of Shame (1927)

The Pittsburgh Courier 
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
20 Apr 1929, Sat • Page 15

The Pittsburgh Courier 
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
04 May 1929, Sat • Page 18

The New York Age 
(New York, New York)
15 Jun 1929, Sat • Page 6

The Pittsburgh Courier 
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
27 Apr 1929, Sat • Page 15

The Pittsburgh Courier 
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
27 Apr 1929, Sat • Page 9

The New York Age 
(New York, New York)
13 Apr 1929, Sat • Page 6


























Starring:

Storyline
Lucia Lynn Moses stars as Louise, a young woman who is protected from an abusive stepfather (Norman Johnstone) by Alvin, an ambitious young composer (Harry Henderson). Although Louise is obviously beneath his social station, Alvin secretly marries her. With the help of a street hoodlum named Spike (William E. Pettus), the stepfather hatches a plan to regain control of his daughter. Louise comes to believe Alvin is ashamed of her, so she welcomes the life of vice, wealth and disgrace they propose. Alvin confronts them, shots are fired, and Louise receives a wound in her neck, a powerful symbol of her moral corruption.

1 comments:

Victoria said...

You've provided a great compilation of films. This was a very interesting film in particular, I also came across, which explored powerful themes in the community. Everyone gave a good performance and the direction was excellent. My favorite part of "The Scar of Shame" is Lucia Lynn's fantastic performance! It was such a shame she only did one film...she proved with this movie that she had loads of talent and screen presence.

Love your site!!

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