Cast & Crew
A power company floods a sleepy Tennessee Valley for a dam to run a hydraulic power plant. Garry, a Northern engineer on the project, falls in love with Caroline, the adopted daughter of a Colonel Bradford. The colonel's nephew, Jack Bradford, uses his power of attorney to sell a valuable portion of the colonel's estate to Morton, head of the power project. The colonel confronts Jack and is killed in the struggle. When Garry finds the body and Jack accuses him of the murder, he escapes, but is pursued by bloodhounds. Jack witnesses Garry retrieve the deed of sale from Morton and blows up the dam to prevent him from returning. The waters sweep Jack away and trap Caroline in a cave. Garry rescues her and the two become engaged.
The Jubilee Singers
This film is believed lost. Please check your attic.
Film Daily notes that this was the first Thrill-O-Drama in a proposed series of ten. Several Black spirituals are sung in the film. According to a news item in Film Daily written by Budd Rogers, director of sales for Sono Art, Thrill-O-Dramas were intended to return to the old-fashioned thrills and simple plot of silent films. Motion Picture Herald makes particular note of the photography, which they state was done in the German manner with skillful use of light and shadow. Press notes state that the Jubilee Singers were made up of thirty-six singers chosen from auditions. Although set in the South, the movie was filmed in Los Angeles. Press material filed in copyright records mentions the use of a new "noiseless" recording device. According to press material, Robert Frazier was a black character actor who had worked with D. W. Griffith.