Son Of India

  • 1931
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

This is a typical "racially conscious" Hollywood story of the period, this time involving an Indian boy in love with an American. The film starts quickly enough, with scenes showing Novarro as a young boy with his father on a trip to Bombay. His wealthy father is killed by a gang and the boy is left for dead. All he has is a diamond from his father. He...read more

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This is a typical "racially conscious" Hollywood story of the period, this time involving an Indian boy in love with an American. The film starts quickly enough, with scenes showing Novarro as a young boy with his father on a trip to Bombay. His wealthy father is killed by a gang and the

boy is left for dead. All he has is a diamond from his father. He finally makes it to Bombay, looking very ragged, and is framed by a greedy merchant for thievery. A kindly Anglo sticks up for him and he is released. He meets Evans (who had made the jump from child actress to adult actress with no

faltering) and falls in love. But her brother tells Novarro to forget her. Everyone is sad and the tale ends with his kissing her dress and consulting a holy man about his decision. He is reassured that he did the right thing, even though he becomes a wealthy young man. This was also Novarro's

first talking film.

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