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His Darker Self

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His Darker Self
Directed byJohn W. Noble
Written byArthur Caesar
Ralph Spence
Produced byAlbert L. Grey
StarringLloyd Hamilton
Tom Wilson
Sally Long
G. & H. Pictures
Distributed byHodkinson Pictures
Release date
March 16, 1924
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

His Darker Self is a 1924 American silent blackface comedy film directed by John W. Noble and starring Lloyd Hamilton, Tom Wilson, and Sally Long.[1]



Al Jolson was originally cast as the lead in His Darker Self, but he dropped out to protect his stage career.[2] Lloyd Hamilton, a veteran of many comedy short films, replaced Jolson. Jolson would later use blackface while starring in the first talking picture, The Jazz Singer (1927).


  1. ^ Munden p. 351
  2. ^ Steinmetz p. 187, note 77


  • Munden, Kenneth White (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press.
  • Steinmetz, Jay Douglas (2017). Beyond Free Speech and Propaganda: The Political Development of Hollywood, 1907–1927. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books. ISBN 978-1-4985-5681-1.
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