ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Set during the 1802 Haitian revolution, this film follows an American lawyer as he seeks a client's daughter living on the revolution-torn island. This tale of love and war was premiered in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, June 1952.
A young Boston lawyer, Albron Hamlin, goes to Haiti in 1802 to find Lydia Bailey, whose estate he must settle. The Island is war-torn in the strife between Toussaing L’Overture, the black president, and the French who are trying to retake possession of the country. Hamlin finds Lydia and, against the background of war and rebellion, they fall in love while helping the Haitians against the French.
John DeCuir Sr. - Featured Artist