The Millionaire (1927)

An African American entrepreneur who has built up his fortune in South America returns to the U.S. and falls in love with a young woman who turns out to be part of a notorious family of criminals.

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Oscar Micheaux

Writers:

Oscar Micheaux, Oscar Micheaux (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Grace Smith Grace Smith ... Celia Wellington
Laurence Criner Laurence Criner ... Pelham Guitry (as J. Lawrence Criner)
Lionel Monagas Lionel Monagas ... The Lizard
Cleo Desmond Cleo Desmond
William Edmonson William Edmonson
Vera Bracker Vera Bracker
S.T. Jacks S.T. Jacks
E.G. Tatum E.G. Tatum
Robert S. Abbott Robert S. Abbott ... (as Mr. Robert S. Abbott)
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An African American entrepreneur who has built up his fortune in South America returns to the U.S. and falls in love with a young woman who turns out to be part of a notorious family of criminals.

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

December 1927 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Micheaux Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent
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The 43 Year Old Oscar Micheaux
27 October 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

There was a similarity between events taking place in America and the UK around the time that Micheaux's films came out. There were riots in both the States and in Cardiff, Liverpool and Bristol as a protest against race relations. Films like 'The Millionaire' were definitely speaking to both a domestic and international community, but the question is, did his films fuel the situation or resolve it?


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