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Micheaux Film Corporation

Overview
Works: 27 works in 78 publications in 2 languages and 477 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Race films  Low budget films  Music  Film adaptations  Gangster films  Musical films  Crime films  Detective and mystery films 
Classifications: PN1997,
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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 102 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 82 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 )
8 editions published between 1937 and 2011 in English and held by 62 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 56 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 and soul ( visu )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Robeson in his first film plays a dual role as a corrupt preacher out to fleece his followers and take advantage of the young heroine and as the preacher's upstanding brother. Micheaux altered the film to satisfy censors' objections to the condemning portrait of the preacher, so that the tragic events instigated by the preacher turn out to be the "nightmare" imaginings of the heroine's mother, and a conventional happy ending results
Murder in Harlem ( visu )
7 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and held by 34 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 30 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 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
Body and soul ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Paul Robeson stars in this early silent film 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. But, when all is said and done it's only a dream
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 9 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 )
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
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
The African American cinema ( 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
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
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
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
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
 
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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 (70)
Spanish (1)
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