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A Man's Duty

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Resubmitted. Strange and somewhat outrageous rejection. Clearly notable and historic as the sources establish. FloridaArmy (talk) 23:30, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
  • The film clearly passes the Film criteria. Historically significant. A 1920 feature film with an African American cast from one of the most important African American film companies and starring a prominent actor. It's shocking that any Wikipedia editor would deem this subject unworthy of inclusion. FloridaArmy (talk) 13:29, 16 May 2021 (UTC)

A Man's Duty was a 1919 Lincoln Motion Picture Company film.[1] It starred Clarence A. Brooks.[2] It was advertised as featuring an "All Colored Cast".[3] The film's story is about rivals fighting over a woman.[4] Harry A. Gant directed.[5]

Brooks debuted in the film company's first film, the 1916 short The Realization of a Negro's Ambition.[6] He served as Secretary of the Lafayette Players. A Man's Duty was made after George P. Johnson left the struggling film production company that endured loss of business due to World War I and Spanish Flu.[7]


  1. "A Man's Duty". www.tcm.com.
  2. "A Man's Duty (1919)". The Appeal. September 13, 1919. p. 3 – via newspapers.com.
  3. "A Man's Duty (1919)". The Dallas Express. April 22, 1922. p. 2 – via newspapers.com.
  4. "A Man's Duty (1919) [Lost Film]".
  5. Brooks, Clarence (May 5, 1919). "A Man's Duty" – via memory.loc.gov.
  6. "Clarence Brooks". September 30, 2014.
  7. "Brothers Became Film Pioneers". Los Angeles Times. September 13, 1998.

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