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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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I've Got a Heart Full of Rhythm
Music and lyrics by Louis Armstrong and Horace Gerlach
Performed by Edna Mae Harris
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Important but Bland
26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Lying Lips (1939)

** (out of 4)

Rather bizarre murder mystery from director Oscar Micheaux who's best remembered for Within Our Gates. An innocent woman (Edna Mae Harris) is sent to prison for murdering her aunt while her best friend and a Detective (Robert Earl Jones) try to find the real killers. This was my third film by the director but the first sound feature. His direction is pretty good throughout but you really have to question his screenplay, which starts off rather silly and just gets stranger from there. The case is eventually cracked when the Detective takes one man to a haunted house so that a ghost will scare the truth out of him. The performances are all pretty bad and yes, that Robert Earl Jones is the father of James Earl Jones.


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