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The Exile (1931)

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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 »

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Oscar Micheaux

Writers:

Oscar Micheaux (novel), Oscar Micheaux (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Eunice Brooks Eunice Brooks ... Edith Duval
Stanley Morrell Stanley Morrell ... Jean Baptiste
Celeste Cole Celeste Cole ... A Singer
Kathleen Noisette Kathleen Noisette ... Madge
Charles R. Moore ... Jack Stewart (as Charles Moore)
Nora Newsome Nora Newsome ... Agnes Stewart
George Randol George Randol ... Bill Prescott
A.B. DeComathiere A.B. DeComathiere ... An Outlaw (as A. B. Comathiere)
Carl Mahon Carl Mahon ... Jango
Lou Vernon Lou Vernon ... District Attorney
Louise Cook Louise Cook ... Dancer
Roland Holder Roland Holder ... Tap Dancer
Donald Heywood Donald Heywood ... Bandleader
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Don Heywood and His Band Don Heywood and His Band ... Themselves
Leonard Harper Leonard Harper ... Self
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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, so he goes back home to South Dakota, where he becomes a successful rancher. There he falls for a white girl, but guilt drives him back to Chicago, where he runs into Edith again, and they agree to marry. When Edith is later found murdered, Jean is blamed for the crime. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Mighty Modern All Talking Epic Of Negro Life

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Drama | Romance

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The First Talking Black American Movie
27 October 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

The 47 year old Oscar Micheaux took a leaf out of Cecil B. DeMille's book by remaking his first film. DeMille's first film was 'The Squaw Man' (1914) which he remade in 1918 and 1931 respectively. Micheaux's first film was 'The Homesteader' (1919) which was an adaptation of his first novel, 'The Conquest' (1913). This film is a remake of both.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Exílio See more »

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Budget:

$15,000 (estimated)
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Micheaux Film See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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