The Black Kino Fist: Black life as depicted in film history

A Fool and His Money (1912)

Moving Picture World (October 5, 1912) claims, "Sam Jones is a laborer, a wielder of the white-wash brush. He's in love with Lindy Williams. Having saved up quite a little money, Sam buys some swell second-hand clothes and goes to Lindy's home. Lindy's people are quite prosperous, her father having retired from his job as Public Porter." A Fool and His Money is one of the oldest extant films to feature an all-black cast. Also notable due to its director, Alice Guy Blaché, who is often considered the first female director in the history of cinema.

Status: Lost, though some clips are featured in the video below. 

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