BLACK FILMMAKING IN THE 1910s:   “A Black Sherlock Holmes,” “A Reckless Rover,” and “Mercy, the Mummy Mumbled”

I watched three of Ebony Film Corporation’s projects that came after their staff change:  A Black Sherlock Holmes (1918), A Reckless Rover (1918), and Mercy, the Mummy Mumbled (1918). Each one starred Sam (Samuel) Robinson, an actor who was born in 1888 in Richmond, Virginia and died in Chicago in 1971 just 7 days shy of his 83rd birthday.