About the film
The Black Man Who Had a White Soul
Release Date: April 28, 1927
|Production Companies||:||Production Francaise Cinematographique, Goya Producciones Cinematográficas S.A.|
|Writers||:||Alberto S. Insúa, Benito Perojo|
Pedro (played by a white actor in blackface), a son of a former slave, leaves Cuba (where he was being mistreated for being black) to seek his fortune in Paris. While working as a bellboy at a dance club, his dancing prowess is discovered and then he goes to become a famous dancer of the Charleston in the city. He falls in love with his dancing partner, who could not stand the thought of marrying him because of his skin color.