Le Turco de Ginette
1915 - Tinted - Silent
Runtime: 7 min 08
Production Company: Eclair
Description: Little Ginette learns from a newspaper that Amama, a "Turco" (a soldier from the French colonies), has been decorated for his superb feats in battle. In admiration of his incredible bravery, the young girl decides to send him one of her dolls, accompanied by a letter stating that she would like to marry him when she grows up. Injured during another heroic exploit, Amama is brought to a hospital in Paris. Ginette, having heard the sad news, goes to his bedside. She cries out when she sees that he is black then, changing her mind, approaches him and gives him a kiss. Amama spends his recovery at his young guardian's home.
Keywords: World War, 1914-1918 -- France; World War, 1914-1918 -- Motion pictures and the war; France -- Colonies
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