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Author: Kenneth MacphersonCourtney PinePaul RobesonEslanda Goode RobesonH. D.All authors
Publisher: United Kingdom: [s.n.], British Film Institute, 1930 ; United Kingdom : [200-]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Adah, a negro woman, has an affair with Thorne, a white man, much to the dismay of some of the predjudiced townfolk and Thorne's wife, Astrid. Adah attempts a reconciliation with her man, Pete, but eventually leaves him and the town. Meanwhile, Astrid goes mad and cuts Thorne's face and arm with a knife, but then mysteriously dies. Thorne is tried but acquitted. Because of the events, the mayor sends Pete a letter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Features
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Macpherson; Courtney Pine; Paul Robeson; Eslanda Goode Robeson; H. D.; Chester Alan Arthur; Charlotte Arthur; Blanche Lewin; Pool Films.; British Film Institute.
OCLC Number: 263071771
Language Note: Silent film with limited intertitles.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1930.
Special features: Filmed interview with Courtney Pine; trailers for Dreams that money can buy (1948) and Pink Narcissus (1971).
Credits: Music, Courtney Pine.
Cast: Paul Robeson, Eslanda Robeson, Helga Doorn, Gavin Arthur, Charlotte Arthur, Blanche Lewin.
Description: 1 videodisc 2 (71 min.) : si. (with added music trk), b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet.
Details: DVD; aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Other Titles: Dreams that money can buy--trailer.
Pink narcissus--trailer.
Borderline (Motion picture : 1930)
Responsibility: a Pool film ; produced, written & directed by Kenneth Macpherson.

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Adah, a negro woman, has an affair with Thorne, a white man, much to the dismay of some of the predjudiced townfolk and Thorne's wife, Astrid. Adah attempts a reconciliation with her man, Pete, but eventually leaves him and the town. Meanwhile, Astrid goes mad and cuts Thorne's face and arm with a knife, but then mysteriously dies. Thorne is tried but acquitted. Because of the events, the mayor sends Pete a letter asking him to leave town for the good of all concerned. Paul Robeson is Pete.

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