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Murder in Harlem (1935)

 -  Mystery | Drama
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A black night watchman at a chemical factory finds the body of a murdered white woman. After he reports it, he finds himself accused of the murder.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clarence Brooks ...
Henry Glory
Dorothy Van Engle ...
Claudia
Andrew Bishop ...
Brisbane
Alec Lovejoy ...
Lem Hawkins
Laura Bowman ...
Mrs. Epps
Bee Freeman ...
The Catbird
Lionel Monagas ...
Undetermined Role
Alice B. Russell ...
Mrs. Vance
Sandy Burns ...
Undetermined Role
Lea Morris ...
Undetermined Role
Joie Brown Jr. ...
Undetermined Role
Eunice Wilson ...
Singer
Henrietta Loveless ...
Undetermined Role
Lorenzo McClane ...
Arthur Vance
Helen Davis ...
Undetermined Role (as Helen Lawrence)
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A black night watchman at a chemical factory finds the body of a murdered white woman. After he reports it, he finds himself accused of the murder. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Mystery | Drama

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Brand of Cain  »

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Based on the infamous Leo Frank case of 1913. Oscar Micheaux had examined this subject 14 years earlier in The Gunsaulus Mystery (1921). It is interesting to note that, while this film sides with the Frank character, research suggests that Micheaux believed the real Leo Frank to have been guilty. See more »

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Remake of The Gunsaulus Mystery (1921) See more »

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Ants in My Pants
(1934) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Clarence Williams
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Murder in Harlem by Oscar Micheaux is a must see!!!
2 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I believe that Oscar Micheaux is one of the most prolific and uncredited Director of our time. Today, many do not know about this African American Director who became the First Independent African American Movie Director. Oscar Micheaux had his own marketing machine when it came to production of his movies. Beginning in the 1920s, Oscar Micheaux began to create a new market, the African American movie goer.

Not only did he make "Murder in Harlem" on a shoestring budget, he also made movies that dealt with the era. Oscar Micheaux singlehandedly got African-American movie goers into the movie houses. Oscar Micheaux taught the new cinema goer what they should expect from a movie. Micheaux addressed African American life in his movies and gave the viewer something to be proud of. Yes, in some of his movies we saw characters such as Lincoln Perry (the lazy servant character), but we also saw strong professional characters such as: Robert Earl Jones (Father of Actor James Earl Jones),William Graves (The Attorney Actor), Lorenzo Tucker (Movie Heartthrob) and Francine Everett(Our African American Beauty).

Too some viewers, "Murder in Harlem" isn't one of Micheaux' best efforts, however, to me, Micheaux played to the themes of life in Harlem. Affluence and Poverty, Professional Life and the Underworld. Good vs. Evil. See this movie when you get a chance!!!


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