Oscar Micheaux (1884–1951)


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Oscar Micheaux, the first African-American to produce a feature-length film (The Homesteader (1919)) and a sound feature-length film (The Exile (1931)), is not only a major figure in American film for these milestones, but because his oeuvre is a window into the American history and psyche regarding race and its deleterious effects on individuals ... See full bio »

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(1920)
The Exile Writer
(1931)
Swing! Writer
(1938)

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 1948 The Betrayal (novel "The Wind From Nowhere") / (screenplay)
 1939 Birthright (writer)
 1939 Lying Lips (writer)
 1938 God's Step Children (story "Naomi, Negress") / (writer)
 1938 Swing! (screenplay) / (story "Mandy")
 1937 Underworld (uncredited)
 1935 Murder in Harlem (novel "The Story of Dorothy Stanfield" - uncredited) / (screenplay - uncredited)
 1935 Temptation
 1932 Black Magic
 1932 The Girl from Chicago (adaptation) / (story "Jeff Ballinger's Woman")
 1932 Ten Minutes to Live (adaptation) / (dialogue) / (story "Harlem After Midnight")
 1931 The Darktown Revue (Short)
 1931 The Exile (novel "The Conquest") / (screenplay)
 1930 Easy Street
 1929 Wages of Sin (writer)
 1928 When Men Betray (writer)
 1928 Thirty Years Later (adaptation)
 1927 The Broken Violin (adaptation) / (play "House of Mystery")
 1927 The Millionaire (novel)
 1925 Body and Soul (novel "Body and Soul") / (screenplay)
 1924 Birthright (scenario)
 1923 The Virgin of Seminole (writer)
 1922 The Dungeon (unconfirmed - unconfirmed)
 1920 The Symbol of the Unconquered (written by)
 1920 The Brute
 1920 Within Our Gates (written by)
 1919 The Homesteader (novel) / (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Playwright: "The House of Mystery" (filmed as The Broken Violin (1923)). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | See more »


Height:

6' (1.83 m)

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Alice B. Russell  (his death) | See more »
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Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 765-770. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987. See more »

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Capricorn

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