#2 of 50 Most Influential Black Films

Posted by jcmaziquemd on September 6, 2010

The Railroad Porter 1912A Short comedy about a railroad porter who leaves to go on his run one day. On his absence, his wife invites a waiter from a colored cafe on State Street home for dinner. The Porter returns to find another man sitting at his table and eating his food. The porter gets his pistol and chases the waiter out of his house. The waiter gets his pistol but since both are bad shots no one gets injured.
At its release, this film was applauded by the black press for its positive portrayal of blacks


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