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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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Grace Smith ...
Carl Mahon ...
Alonzo White
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Eunice Brooks ...
Mary Austin
Starr Calloway ...
Norma Shepard
Edwin Cary ...
Numbers collector
Minto Cato ...
Mary's sister
'Slick' Chester
Chick Evans
John Everett ...
Jeff Ballinger
Buddy Harris ...
(as Bud Harris)
Juano Hernandez ...
Gomez
Alice B. Russell ...
Miss Warren
Cherokee Thornton ...
A Switch
Frank H. Wilson ...
Wade Washington (as Frank Wilson)
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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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Typical Oscar Micheaux talkie
25 February 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Carl Mahon (Alonzo White) is a Federal secret agent who goes to Mississippi on a case, meets and falls in love with Star Calliway (Norma Sheperd) and rescues her from the evil local bigshot John Everett (Jeff Balinger). They then go to Harlem and get involved in the murder of the Cuban head of the numbers racket (Vano Hernandez as Gomez).

A patchy script and minimal production values can make the movie hard to follow. The sound track is typical of early talkies, with the actors stopping to talk at the camera.

Mainly interesting for the music and dance acts, especially the chorus line and the dance duo in a nightclub and as a view of the black acting style of the period.


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