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Micheaux Film Corporation

Overview
Works: 43 works in 93 publications in 2 languages and 703 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Race films  Short films  Slapstick comedy films  Independent films  Film adaptations  Low budget films  Musical films  Detective and mystery films 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Micheaux Film Corporation
Pioneers of African-American cinema ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 171 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
Lying lips ( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 97 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
Oscar Micheaux's Within our gates ( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 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
God's step children by Oscar Micheaux( visu )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
A light-skinned girl is abandoned by her mother and is sent by her foster mother to an all-Black school. She grows up and has a hard time fitting in to Black society
Ten minutes to live ( visu )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
A mystery-musical built around a threatening note which gives the heroine only "ten minutes to live." The heroine sings and dances in a Harlem nightclub. Much nightclub business as the mystery unravels with song and dance numbers and a stand up comedy routine. A fine example of the film-making efforts from the pioneer African-American directors and production companies of the 1930's, who made films that were typically excluded from mainstream movie houses due to the prevailing attitudes of the time
Body and soul ( visu )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
An article about an escaped prisoner posing as a preacher causes a terrible nightmare for the readers
Murder in Harlem ( visu )
7 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and held by 31 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
Swing! ( visu )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Mandy Jenkins leaves Alabama for Harlem, where she lands a seamstress job with a financially troubled musical. Ted Gregory is trying to become the first black producer to mount a show on Broadway. When the star of the show, hard-drinking Eloise Jackson, accidentally breaks her leg in a fall, Ted turns to Mandy for help
Pioneers of African-American cinema ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 27 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"
Pioneers of African-American cinema ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 27 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)
Veiled aristocrats ( visu )
4 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 16 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
The girl from Chicago ( visu )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 14 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 : a story of the Ku Klux Klan ( 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
Underworld ( visu )
2 editions published between 1937 and 1996 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Underworld: "Paul Bronson lusts after the decadent world of nightclubs and casinos. His strongest desires are reserved for the dangerously voluptuous Dinah Jackson, but this beautiful temptress is really the 'property' of mob boss LeRoy Giles. When jealous LeRoy gets wind of Dinah's cheating, he cuts off her money and kicks her out. An angry Dinah has LeRoy shot, and suspicion falls on Paul. Dinah is Paul's only alibi-- and his only hope of avoiding a long walk down death row"--Packaging
The Darktown revue ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
An all-black musical revue film featuring stage acts, vaudeville routines, songs, and blackface parody of country preacher
God's stepchildren ( visu )
1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A bitter drama about a light-skinned African-American orphan who doesn't want to accept her true racial identity. She is forced by her foster mother to attend an all-black school which she greatly resents. She is then sent to a convent for twelve years; after which she is cornered into marrying a dark-skinned man she abhors. After bearing a child of her own, she abandons her husband and decides to "pass" into the white world where she finds further unhappiness. Tragedy ensues
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
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
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
 
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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.
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English (69)
Spanish (1)
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