Cecilia, a Cuban girl of mixed race in violent 19th-century Cuba, is raised by her mother and grandmother as a courtesan. Soon, pale-skinned Cecilia catches the eye of the estate owner’s son, Leonardo. Cecilia bows to Leonardo’s demands provided he agrees to shelter a wounded member of the resistance movement at his home. Leonardo’s wealthy father, Cándido de Gamboa, arranges the engagement of his son to a white girl of their own class. Cecilia tries to stop the wedding with tragic results.

Also Known As: Cecylia, Cecilia, Cecilia East

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