Hal Reid, father of popular silent film star Wallace Reid, penned the screenplay for Dan. The title character, a faithful black retainer, is played by caucasian Lew Dockstader, perhaps the most famous minstrel entertainer of his time. When his master's son, a Confederate soldier, is captured by the North, Dan cooks up a foolproof rescue plan. Sneaking into the son's tent, Dan blackens the boy's face. The lad escapes, and true-blue Dan (in whiteface?) takes the boy's place before the firing squad.
Add this movie to your queue to receive more information about Dan and we will let you know when it