White Man (film)

White Man is a lost 1924 American silent drama film directed by Louis J. Gasnier and is set in a diamond mine in South Africa. It was Clark Gable's film debut.[1][2]

White Man
Film poster
Directed byLouis J. Gasnier
Produced byB.P. Schulberg
Written byGeorge Agnew Chamberlain (story)
Olga Printzlau
StarringKenneth Harlan
Alice Joyce
CinematographyKarl Struss
Distributed byAl Lichtman Corporation / Preferred Pictures
Release date
  • November 1, 1924 (1924-11-01)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


Lady Andrea Pellor (Joyce) is engaged with a South African wealthy mine owner only to save her family from misery. Before the wedding, she changes her mind about marrying the rich man for the wrong reasons, and she begs a pilot known as "White Man" (Harlan) to take her with him.

They land in the jungle where Lady Andrea contracts fever, he takes care or her until she is completely recovered. They fall in love, but Lady Andrea suspects he is a fugitive.


See also


  1. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute c.1971
  2. White Man at Unsung Divas: The Alice Joyce Page, by Greta deGroat

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