Adah, a black woman, has an affair with Thorne, a white man, much to the dismay of some of the prejudiced townsfolk 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.
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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #371. See more
A version with an organ accompaniment has been released by Rohauer Films, Inc. The music was composed and performed by Lee Erwin, and recorded at Carnegie Hall Cinema, New York. The running time is 63 minutes. See more