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The Girl from Chicago (1932)

| Crime, Drama | 1932 (USA)
An undercover government agent on a case in Mississipi meets and falls in love with a beautiful young woman who's being menaced by a local crime boss. He rescues the girl, and they leave ... See full summary »

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Oscar Micheaux

Writers:

Oscar Micheaux (story "Jeff Ballinger's Woman"), Oscar Micheaux (adaptation)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Grace Smith Grace Smith ... Liza Hatfield
Carl Mahon Carl Mahon ... Alonzo White
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eunice Brooks Eunice Brooks ... Mary Austin
Starr Calloway Starr Calloway ... Norma Shepard
Edwin Cary Edwin Cary ... Numbers collector
Minto Cato Minto Cato ... Mary's sister
'Slick' Chester 'Slick' Chester
Chick Evans Chick Evans
John Everett John Everett ... Jeff Ballinger
Buddy Harris Buddy Harris ... (as Bud Harris)
Juano Hernandez ... Gomez
Alice B. Russell Alice B. Russell ... Miss Warren
Cherokee Thornton Cherokee Thornton ... A Switch
Frank H. Wilson Frank H. Wilson ... Wade Washington (as Frank Wilson)
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An undercover government agent on a case in Mississipi meets and falls in love with a beautiful young woman who's being menaced by a local crime boss. He rescues the girl, and they leave Mississippi and head to Harlem, but their troubles follow them: they become involved in the murder of a local crime boss there. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Garota de Chicago See more »

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Micheaux Film See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Thank God for these Black Cast Films!
8 September 2003 | by msladysoulSee all my reviews

Oscar Micheaux tried to be realistic in his films. He tried to show Blacks could act and could have emotions and feelings. He wanted to show that Blacks could tell stories too. You can tell Micheaux did his homework. At first you might think its boring like I did, but I rewind it back and watched it again and I understood it better and was moved by the acting. These actors, actresses, and entertainers weren't able to crossover and make it in Hollywood or on the White-Time. But thank God for these films because we get to see black entertainment that we would have never seen if wasn't for these black cast productions. These actors and entertainers were known in the Black community and were featured in The Black Press. But sadly these people are forgotten. For a while these films were lost, but their being found again and are selling like hotcakes. But, they were very good and people are starting to see that. Whites didn't view these films much, but now their the main ones watching now. These films also shows Black that Blacks did try to do their own and make their own movies. Beautiful women, handsome man, good acting. Don't expect Hollywood lighting and filming. Its not the best in some of these Black cast films. But their watchable. Enjoy these and others films by Spencer Williams and Ralph Cooper and many others. These movies are great Black entertainment. Hollywood did black cast films but they wouldn't allow certain things. These black cast films hold nothing back, they show what Black Life was and all about.


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