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Micheaux Film Corporation

Overview
Works: 43 works in 99 publications in 2 languages and 866 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Race films  Short films  Television mini-series  Melodrama  Independent films  Slapstick comedy films  Comedy films  Instructional films 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Micheaux Film Corporation
Pioneers of African-American cinema ( visu )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Entrepreneurial filmmakers built an industry apart from the Hollywood establishment, cultivating visual and narrative styles that were uniquely their own
Within Our Gates ( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 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
Lying lips ( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 93 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
God's step children by Oscar Micheaux( visu )
8 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Naomi, a light-skinned African American child, is deserted by her mother and cared for by a kindly widow. When she is sent to an all-Black school, Naomi's lifelong battle with race identity begins
Ten Minutes to Live ( visu )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 51 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
Body & soul by M. Craig Barnes( visu )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
An article about an escaped prisoner posing as a preacher causes a terrible nightmare for the readers
Pioneers of African-American cinema ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Includes the films The Girl From Chicago; Ten Minutes to Live; Veiled Aristocrats; and Birthright. Also contains the extras "Veiled Aristocrats" (original trailer) and "Birthright" (theatrical trailer)
Pioneers of African-American cinema ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Includes the films Eleven P.M.; Hell-bound Train; Verdict: Not Guilty; The Darktown Revue; The Exile; and Hot Biskits. Also contains the extras "Religion in Early African-American Cinema"; "Eleven P.M.: an Introduction"; and Interview with S. Torriano Berry"
Digital golf school by David Leadbetter( visu )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Ted Gregory is trying to become the first black producer to mount a show on Broadway but his star singer is getting in the way. Can he depend on the wardrobe mistress to help?
Murder in Harlem ( visu )
8 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
A young woman is murdered at the National Chemical Labs and the nightwatchman is arrested. The scene shifts back three years when a man fell in love with a woman but is unable to express his true feelings. Now the man is a lawyer and the woman he loved is the sister of the nightwatchman who is on trial for murder. Together, they find the real murderer and fall in love
Veiled Aristocrats ( visu )
4 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
A black man who passes for white and became a successful lawyer returns to his hometown for a family reunion
The Girl from Chicago ( visu )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Alonso White is an African American U.S. Secret Service agent sent to Virginia to investigate Jeff Ballinger, a town boss. Alonso falls in love with Norma Shepard, a school teacher who lives at a boarding house owned by Mary Austin. After Jeff's arrest, Alonso, Norma and Mary end up in Harlem, where Mary gambles and eventually is accused of murder. Ultimately, Alonso establishes Mary's innocence and Alonso marries Norma
The Symbol of the Unconquered ( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Eve, a young light-skinned African American woman, travels from Selma, Alabama to the Northwest to claim the mine willed to her by her grandfather. Hugh, an African American man who falls in love with her but thinks that she is white, discovers oil, provoking the greed and anger of the Ku Klux Klan. The Klan attacks but is driven off. Finally, Eve and Hugh resolve their misunderstanding
The Darktown Revue ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind. This film, The Darktown Revue, directed by Oscar Micheaux features a choir and comedy routines
The Exile ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind. This film, directed by Oscar Micheaux, is about an African American socialite in Chicago who took over a mansion recently abandoned by its previous white owners because African Americans had moved into the neighborhood. She transforms it into a speakeasy and her lover runs off to South Dakota
Underworld ( visu )
3 editions published between 1937 and 2002 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
A young Black man who recently graduated from a Southern college is persuaded to come to Chicago with a gambler. He travels in Black underworld circles, falls for a vamp and is framed for murder before finding a better life
Oscar Micheaux's Ten minutes to live ( visu )
1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 library 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
Oscar Micheaux presents "The notorious Elinor Lee" : with a great all star colored cast ( visu )
1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Negra ( visu )
1 edition published in 1920 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
Sylvia Landry, a young black woman, returns to the South after a broken engagement. She meets Rev. Jacobs, a minister who runs a school for black children, which is facing closure. Sylvia volunteers to return to the North to attempt to raise funds. Upon arriving in the North, her purse is stolen, but a local man, Dr. Vivian, manages to get it back for her. Dr. Vivian falls in love with Sylvia, and gradually learns of her tragic past: her mother and father were both the victims of lynching and she was the victim of attempted rape, after a meeting between her sharecropper father, Jasper Landry, and the plantation owner, Philip Girdlestone, ended with Girdlestone dead
Pioneers of African-American cinema ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Two knights of vaudeville: "The Ebony Film Corporation may have been a white-owned company, but African-American producer Luther Pollard used it as a means of getting black faces on the silver screen. Luther often worked in collaboration with his brother Fritz, a star athlete who later became the first African-American head coach in the NFL"--Booklet
 
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Alternative Names
Micheaux Book & Film Co.
Micheaux Book and Film Co.
Micheaux Film and Book Company
Micheaux Film Co.
Micheaux Pictures Corp.
Languages
English (75)
Spanish (1)
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