White Bondage

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, Circa 1950s. Vintage black-and-white studio set still photograph from a re-release (circa 1950s) of the 1937 film.

A melodrama set amongst the swamps and sharecroppers of the Deep South. Betsy Ann (Muir) is surrounded by inbred men with lust in their souls. When an investigative reporter named David Graydon (Oliver) arrives from the North to document the sharecropper lifestyle, the greedy slave-owning landlords become angry. An attempt is made to lynch Graydon, but he is saved by Betsy Ann, and the two engage in romantic affairs. Features a supporting role by Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, popular comedian of the era, and the first African American regular on a nationwide radio show ("The Jack Benny Program").

Director Grinde was prolific in the 1930s, with notable credits including "The Bishop Murder Case" (1930), "This Modern Age" (1931), "Shopworn" (1932), "Ladies Crave Exitement" (1935), "The Man They Could Not Hang" (1939), and "Hitler—Dead or Alive" (1942).

8 x 10 inches. Slight faint, short creases, else Near Fine.


[Book #135814]

Price: $15.00