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 »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Gangsters use a woman to get to a boxer and convince him to throw a big fight.

Director: Oscar Micheaux
Stars: Gladys Williams, Robert Earl Jones, Carman Newsome
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A young light-skinned Negress struggles to find her place in both the black and the white worlds.

Director: Oscar Micheaux
Stars: Jacqueline Lewis, Ethel Moses, Alice B. Russell
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

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 »

Director: Oscar Micheaux
Stars: Grace Smith, Carl Mahon, Eunice Brooks
Body and Soul (1925)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A minister is malevolent and sinister behind his righteous facade. He consorts with, and later extorts from, the owner of a gambling house, and betrays an honest girl, eventually driving ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Micheaux
Stars: Paul Robeson, Marshall Rogers, Lawrence Chenault
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An atheist accidentally shoots his Baptist wife. She dies and goes to a crossroads, where the devil tries to lead her astray.

Director: Spencer Williams
Stars: Cathryn Caviness, Spencer Williams, Juanita Riley
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

God, heaven, and several Old Testament stories, including the Creation and Noah's Ark, are described supposedly using the perspective of rural, black Americans.

Directors: Marc Connelly, William Keighley
Stars: Rex Ingram, Oscar Polk, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
Underworld (1937)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young college student falls under the influence of a murderous gambler.

Director: Oscar Micheaux
Stars: Bee Freeman, Sol Johnson, 'Slick' Chester
The Betrayal (1948)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Director: Oscar Micheaux
Stars: William Byrd, Leroy Collins, Verlie Cowan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Racists learn that the land a negro owns lies over a vast oil field, and threaten his life when he refuses to sell.

Director: Oscar Micheaux
Stars: Iris Hall, Walker Thompson, Lawrence Chenault
The Exile (1931)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young man named Jean in post-World War I Chicago falls in love with a beautiful girl named Edith. He proposes to her, but realizes that she's involved in the rackets and won't leave them,... See full summary »

Directors: Leonard Harper, Oscar Micheaux
Stars: Eunice Brooks, Stanley Morrell, Celeste Cole
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Edna Mae Harris ...
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 Hale ...
Young Boy
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

May 1939 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Elsie walks from the bedroom to the bathroom, her stockings disappear from her legs. See more »

Soundtracks

Tea for Two
Music by Vincent Youmans
Lyrics by Irving Caesar
Performed by Teddy Hale
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Actors of Lying Lips laron617
Discuss Lying Lips (1939) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?