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Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951

Overview
Works: 167 works in 526 publications in 1 language and 13,102 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Silent films  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short films  Sports films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Director, fmd, Author of screenplay, Producer, Adapter, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Performer, Photographer
Classifications: PS3525.I1875, 791.430233092
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Most widely held works about Oscar Micheaux
 
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The conquest; the story of a Negro pioneer by Oscar Micheaux( Book )

26 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel portrays the aspirations and struggles of a black homesteader named Oscar Devereaux. Born on a small farm near Cairo, Illinois, one of thirteen children, Devereaux leaves home to work in the Chicago stockyards and finally graduates to the job of porter in a Pullman railway car. He is persoable, industrious, and frugal with a purpose. After saving $2,500, Devereaux goes to South Dakota and buys land. His object is not speculation for quick profit but the cultivation of property he can call his own. He plows and sows and sweats, and by the age of twenty-five has reaped an estate worth $20,000. Success is sweet, self-respect is sweeter. But if the calamities he is exposed to as a homesteader are severe, so are those brought on by marriage to the passive daughter of a dominating preacher
Paul Robeson portraits of the artist( Visual )

6 editions published between 1925 and 2007 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of feature films that starred Paul Robeson, plus one short documentary narrated by Sidney Poitier
Oscar Micheaux's Within our gates( Visual )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The earliest surviving feature directed by an African American, Within our gates tells the story of a young African American woman who seeks a Northern white patron for a Southern school for black children. The scenes of lynching and attempted white on black rape may be a response to D.W. Griffith's The birth of a nation
Within our gates( Visual )

22 editions published between 1919 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Created as a response to The Birth of a Nation which depicted southern whites in need of the Ku Klux Klan to protect them from blood thirsty blacks, Micheaux shows the reality of Dixie racism in 1920, where a black man could be lynched for being in the wrong place at the wrong time
Body & soul by Robert Rossen( Visual )

26 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An article about an escaped prisoner posing as a preacher causes a terrible nightmare for the readers
The masquerade : an historical novel by Oscar Micheaux( Book )

10 editions published between 1947 and 1975 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wind from nowhere by Oscar Micheaux( Book )

14 editions published between 1941 and 1972 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case of Mrs. Wingate by Oscar Micheaux( Book )

13 editions published between 1944 and 1975 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lying lips( Visual )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this melodrama, a nightclub singer is unjustly convicted and sent to prison for the murder of her aunt. Her boyfriend and a detective set out to prove she is innocent
The story of Dorothy Stanfield, based on a great insurance swindle, and a woman! by Oscar Micheaux( Book )

3 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midnight ramble Oscar Micheaux and the story of race movies( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recounts the history of the black film industry from 1910 to the 1940s and includes rare clips and highlights."--Container
The girl from Chicago( Visual )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young secret service agent falls in love with a schoolteacher in a small Mississippi town. Later in New York, he has to save her friend from the numbers racket and is accused of murder. Micheaux produced an earlier, silent version of this crime melodrama in 1926 under the title The spider's web. The film is controversial because Micheaux was accused of selecting his stars on the basis of their "high yellow" skin color
Paul Robeson outsider( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body and soul: Tells the story of a minister gone corrupt. He associates with the owner of a house of gambling, forces a girl to steal, and later kills the girl's brother. Yet, when all is said and done, it's only a dream. Borderline: Set in a Swiss mountain resort town, tells the story of Adah, a black woman who has an affair with Thorne, a white man, then attempts to reconcile with her husband Pete, and eventually leaves town. Thorne's wife Astrid goes mad and cuts Thorne's face and arm with a knife, then mysteriously dies. After Thorne is tried and acquitted, the mayor sends Pete a letter asking him to leave town for the good of all concerned
The girl in room 20 Son of Ingagi ; The girl from Chicago ; Lying lips( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Girl in room 20) A girl goes to New York to make her way as a singer. Befriended by Joe, a kind hearted taxi driver, she finally gets a job singing only to be pursued by a slick club manager who just happens to also be married. Joe calls her boyfriend back home and he comes running to save the girl. (Son of Ingagi) An ape man steals a bride and whisks her to his lab. (Girl from Chicago) An undercover government agent on a case in Mississippi meets and falls in love with a beautiful young woman who's being menaced by a local crime boss. (Lying lips) After a nightclub singer is framed for murder and sent to prison, her detective boyfriend uncovers the real crooks
Ten minutes to live( Visual )

20 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mystery-musical built around a threatening note which gives the heroine who sings and dances in a Harlem nightclub only "ten minutes to live." There is much nightclub entertainment as the mystery unravels with song and dance numbers and a stand up comedy routine
The origins of film( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early feature and short films held by the Library of Congress's Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division that illustrate the history of film from 1900-1926
Veiled aristocrats( Visual )

11 editions published between 1932 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years after leaving home, John Walden returns, having achieved his ambition to become a lawyer. He and his mother, Molly, discuss the marital situation of his sister, Rena, and the racial complications it poses. Molly asks John to break up Rena's romance with Frank because she disapproves of him and wants her daughter to marry a man of more refinement. Eventually, after trying to live the life her family desires for her, Rena renounces trying to pass for white, and is reunited with Frank
God's step children by Oscar Micheaux( Visual )

19 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A light-skinned girl is abandoned by her mother and is sent by her foster mother to an all-black school. She grow up and has a hard time fitting in to black society
The forged note : a romance of the darker races by Oscar Micheaux( Book )

10 editions published between 1915 and 2013 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Straight lick : the cinema of Oscar Micheaux by J. Ronald Green( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"One of the most original and successful filmmakers of all time, Oscar Micheaux was born into a rural, working-class African-American family in middle America in 1884, yet he created an impressive legacy in commercial cinema. Between 1913 and 1951 he wrote, directed, and distributed some forty-three feature films, more than any other black filmmaker in the world, a record of production that is likely to stand for a very long time."--BOOK JACKET
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The conquest; the story of a Negro pioneer
Alternative Names
Devereaux Micheaux Oscar 1884-1951

Micheaux, Oscar

Oscar Micheaux

Oscar Micheaux afroamerikanischer Schriftsteller und Filmregisseur

Oscar Micheaux American writer and director

Oscar Micheaux Amerikaans filmregisseur (1884-1951)

Oscar Micheaux regista, sceneggiatore e attore statunitense

Оскар Мишо

أوسكار ميتشوكس

オスカー・ミショー

奧斯卡·米考斯

Languages
English (314)

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