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Lying Lips (1939)

 -  Drama  -  May 1939 (USA)
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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, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Edna Mae Harris ...
Elsie Bellwood
Carman Newsome ...
Benjamin Hadnot
Robert Earl Jones ...
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 ...
District Attorney Eckert
George Reynolds ...
Lt. of Police (Donovan)
Amanda Randolph ...
Matron
Teddy Hall ...
Young Boy
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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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When Elsie goes to her aunt's room to wake her up, the lamp on the bedside table in on, illuminating the room. Yet, every time Elsie is seen entering the room from the hallway, all the lights in the room are off, and it is noticeably much darker. See more »

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Tea for Two
Music by Vincent Youmans
Lyrics by Irving Caesar
Performed by a dancer at the Poodle Dog Club
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Terrible acting make it unwatchable
20 October 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Words cannot describe how horrendous the acting in this movie was. The methods of actors have, over the years, improved by leaps and bounds. Now I'm not one of those people who can't stand all actors form the first half of the century. Even I know that back in the 1930s and 40s there were people who understood the craft. However, Edna Mae Harris is not one of those people. She gives a performance so atrocious, it baffles me that she ever worked again. Not only her, but every other actor who appears on screen (with the exception of Robert Earl Jones) couldn't act themself out of a paper bag. In addition to the bad acting, the film is also marred by sloppy editing and poor direction. Considering the other cinematic achievements of Oscar Micheaux, one would expect more from him. "Lying Lips" was easily one of the hardest movies I've ever had the misfortune of sitting through.

FINAL VERDICT: 1/10


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