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The Girl from Chicago (1932)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  1932 (USA)
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An undercover government agent on a case in Mississipi meets and falls in love with a beautiful young woman who's being menaced by a local crime boss. He rescues the girl, and they leave ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Grace Smith ...
Liza Hatfield
Carl Mahon ...
Alonzo White
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eunice Brooks ...
Mary Austin
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Norma Shepard
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Minto Cato ...
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Chick Evans
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Alice B. Russell ...
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An undercover government agent on a case in Mississipi meets and falls in love with a beautiful young woman who's being menaced by a local crime boss. He rescues the girl, and they leave Mississippi and head to Harlem, but their troubles follow them: they become involved in the murder of a local crime boss there. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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While I know this is historically important, it was just impossible to finish.
6 March 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

After having written almost 16000 reviews on IMDb, I hope you're willing to cut me some slack on this one. This is because try as I might, I was unable to finish watching this film--and I think you'll probably have the same reaction. It is simply horrible.

Now I am not trying to be nasty and I do understand why the acting, direction and production values were horrible. At the time, black movie patrons in the US were often not allowed into white movie houses. So, they went to segregated theaters that either showed mainstream films or they would show black-produced films. BUT, the black productions simply had no funding and no real pool of talent because Hollywood wouldn't allow most of these folks to work as writers, directors and actors. So, historically speaking, this is an interesting film from Oscar Micheaux. But sloppy camera work, bad acting, the most god-awful singing in the history of film and a dull plot make this a serious chore to watch.


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