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Edna Mae Harris ...
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Benjamin Hadnot
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Detective Wenzer
Frances E. Williams ...
Elizabeth Green (as Frances Williams)
Cherokee Thornton ...
John Landry
Slim Thompson ...
Clyde Landry
Gladys Williams ...
Aunt Josephine
Juano Hernandez ...
Rev. Bryson (as Jauno Hernandez)
Henry 'Gang' Gines ...
Ned Green
Don De Leo ...
Farina, a club owner
Charles La Torre ...
Garotti, a club owner (as Charles Lattorre)
Robert Paquin ...
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George Reynolds ...
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Amanda Randolph ...
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A nightclub singer refuses to "date" customers, so she's framed for the murder of her aunt, convicted of the killing and sent to prison. However, her friend, who is a police detective, doesn't believe she did it and sets out to prove her innocence. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Elsie does not close the door to her aunt's room, but it is closed as she gets up off the floor. See more »

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You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Edna Mae Harris
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Oscar Micheaux's Lying Lips is pretty entertaining despite some stilted dialogue
8 February 2011 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

In celebrating the film achievements of people of color for Black History Month in chronological order on my itinerary, we're now in 1939 when writer/producer/director Oscar Micheaux brought back some cast members from his previous movies for the one I'm reviewing here. Among them: Carman Newsome (Swing!, God's Step Children), Amanda Randolph (also Swing!), and Juano Hernandez (The Girl from Chicago). There are also a couple of cast members from The Green Pastures (Edna Mae Harris, Slim Thomson). Incidentally, I also saw Thomson in Edgar Ulmer's Moon Over Harlem. This picture also marked the debut of one Robert Earl Jones, James Earl Jones' father. Also, Ms. Randolph is the sister of Lillian Randolph, another player from my favorite movie-It's a Wonderful Life. With that out of the way, I'll just say this murder mystery is pretty interesting plot-wise though the dialogue is stilted especially the way the actors deliver them. Why, I laughed when the Jones character said, "That just makes my blood boil!" But, like I said, I liked the plot and I especially loved the many musical numbers that made up the first 45 minutes of the movie especially when Ms. Harris sang "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby". She may not have been a great actress but she sure was a fine singer and dancer. So on that note, I'll say Lying Lips is at the least worth a look.


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