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Micheaux Film Corporation

Overview
Works: 27 works in 74 publications in 2 languages and 470 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Musical films  Fiction  Film adaptations  History 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Micheaux Film Corporation
Publications by Micheaux Film Corporation
Most widely held works about Micheaux Film Corporation
 
Most widely held works by Micheaux Film Corporation
Lying lips ( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 112 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
Body and soul ( visu )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Paul Robeson in his first screen role, plays two parts, an evil preacher and his good brother, who wage a personal war for the body and soul of the heroine
Ten minutes to live ( visu )
5 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 56 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
Oscar Micheaux's Within our gates ( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 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 ( visu )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 46 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
Murder in Harlem ( visu )
7 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Henry Glory, a young writer and law student, is selling his own novel door to door (one of movie director Oscar Micheaux's own practices). He is directed to see a young lady who may wish to buy one. In a mix up, he meets another girl, Claudia Vance, and promptly falls in love with her. In the complications that follow, Glory is told that Ms. Vance is wicked, and he leaves town, not knowing that it is a case of mistaken identity. Three years later, as a successful lawyer, Glory is contacted by Claudia to defend her brother, who has been framed on a murder charge. The confession of a porter clears the brother of the charge, and Glory and Claudia finally get together
Swing! ( visu )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 34 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
Veiled aristocrats ( visu )
4 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 18 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 )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 17 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
God's stepchildren ( visu )
in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
The film tells the story of a very light skinned African American girl, Naomie, who doesn't want to be considered a Negro. Abandoned by her real mother, she is raised by her foster mother. Forced by her foster mother to attend a Negro school, which she resents, a hate enters her heart and plays and important part in her life from then on
The symbol of the unconquered a story of the Ku Klux Klan ( visu )
5 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
Oscar Micheaux's Ten minutes to live ( visu )
2 editions published between 1932 and 1990 in English and held by 6 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
Underworld ( visu )
3 editions published between 1937 and 2002 in English and held by 4 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
The Darktown revue ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
An all-black musical revue film featuring stage acts, vaudeville routines, songs, and blackface parody of country preacher
God's stepchildren ( visu )
2 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in English and held by 3 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
Race films DVD set ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Movies made for and by African-Americans during the first half of the 20th century
Lem Hawkin's confession motion picture stills collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Still from the film "Lem Hawkin's Confession" directed by Oscar Micheaux and featuring Clarence Brooks. Also depicted are two unidentifed actresses
The African American cinema I : Oscar Micheaux's Within our gates ( visu )
1 edition published in 1993 in English 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
Race films DVD set ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Movies made for and by African-Americans during the first half of the 20th century
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
 
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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 (66)
Spanish (1)
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