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Oscar Micheaux (screenplay)
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Cora Green ... Amanda 'Mandy' Jenkins
Larry Seymour ... Cornell Jenkins
Hazel Diaz ... Eloise Jackson / Cora Smith
Alec Lovejoy ... Lem Jackson / Big Jones
Amanda Randolph ... Liza Freeman (as Mandy Randolph)
Trixie Smith ... Lucy
Carman Newsome ... Ted Gregory
Nat Reed ... Ted, Gregory's Assistant
Sammy Gardiner ... Sammy, Gregory's Assistant
Dorothy Van Engle ... Lena Powell
Doli Armena ... Miss Watkins, a Trumpet Player
Columbus Jackson ... A Hustler
George R. Taylor ... Mr. Becker, Theatrical Backer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leon Gross
Consuelo Harris (as Miss Harris)
Leon Gross & His Orchestra
The Tyler Twins

Directed by
Oscar Micheaux 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Oscar Micheaux  screenplay
Oscar Micheaux  story "Mandy"

Produced by
Oscar Micheaux .... producer
Cinematography by
Lester Lang 
Film Editing by
Patricia Rooney 
Sound Department
Edward Fenton .... sound recording engineer (as Ed Fenton)
E.A. Schabbehor .... sound recording engineer
Music Department
Leon Gross .... conductor
Other crew
Alice B. Russell .... presenter (as A. Burton Russell)
Crew verified as complete

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69 min
Aspect Ratio:
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Decent Race Film, 26 February 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Swing! (1938)

** (out of 4)

Oscar Micheaux directed film about an abused maid (Cora Green) who catches her wannabe pimp boyfriend cheating on her so she runs off to Harlem. Once in Harlem she gets a job in an off Broadway production for a producer who hopes to get the first black production on Broadway. This story certainly isn't original and there's not much flair but the film remains slightly entertaining throughout due to some good direction and some great jazz numbers. The performances are average for the most part but Green is good enough not too drag the film down. There's one scene where a woman, drunk of course, falls down some steps and breaks her leg, which gets a huge laughs, which was certainly unintentional.

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