Cast & Crew
Nappus, an old black man who works a farm, despite his advanced years, has a daughter named Chloe who is married to Gummy, a shiftless young man who does nothing but sun himself while Chloe does both the housework and the manual labor. Gummy and Chloe have two children, Chiquapin and Trailia. Chloe and Trailia are taken ill, and instead of sending for the white doctor, Gummy sends for the voodoo woman. Both mother and daughter die, and Nappus sells his farm and his mule to raise enough money to send Chiquapin north to become a doctor, hoping that the boy will someday return south to help his people.
A. C. H. Billbrew
According to news items, Charles Gilpin was originally cast in the role of "Nappus." George Reed was next mentioned for the role, which eventually was given to Clarence Muse.