The Courage to Love

The Courage to Love

By Heather Hale, Kari Skogland & Toni Ann Johnson

  • Genre: Heather Hale, Kari Skogland & Toni Ann Johnson
  • Release Date: 2004-11-30
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Director: Heather Hale, Kari Skogland & Toni Ann Johnson
  • Production Company: Motion International
  • iTunes Price: USD 4.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 4 Ratings


In pre-Civil War New Orleans high society, Vanessa Williams portrays the beautiful African American daughter of a wealthy white plantation owner and his kept mistress. Fighting her family's wishes, society’s rules and rampant racism, she rejects the traditions of an arranged marriage and sets out on a journey fraught with danger and forbidden desires. This inspiring true story of heroism and love illuminates the extraordinary life of Henriette Dalille, the first African-American saint.




  • Worth the Rental

    By c.tratree
    An okay rental for a boring Sunday afternoon. Acting wasn't very good, but a film worth watching.
  • Worth watching

    By bluechair
    A decent story about life in New Orleans in 19th century America. Plays like a made for TV movie, but Vanessa Williams is stunning and beautiful. Acting is average, and the "french" accents are laughable, yet this movie was enjoyable and worth watching.