Eloise (Hazel Diaz) is a young black woman who is having an affair with the husband of Mandy (Cora Green), who works for a rich white Southern family. Following a fight with Mandy at a club, Eloise moves far away to Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood and tries to start a new life as a singer. Soon, a number of fellow Southerners, including her husband, Lem (Alec Lovejoy), join Eloise in the city, and Mandy also arrives to begin anew, hoping to follow in Eloise's footsteps and become a performer. When Eloise breaks her leg during a drunken fall, Mandy is recruited as the last-minute substitute and becomes a musical star as the revue is transferred to Broadway.
Oscar Micheaux was a pioneer African-American filmmaker whose movies were a challenge to racial segregation and an alternative outlet for black moviegoers. He is
thought to have written, produced and directed more than 40 films from
1919 to 1948.