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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 »

Director:

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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Storyline

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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Production Co:

Micheaux Film See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Juano Hernandez. See more »

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Featured in Black Shadows on the Silver Screen (1975) See more »

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A Mystery Thriller With Heart
20 June 2017 | by shermandemetriusSee all my reviews

Having a shoestring budget, The Girl From Chicago could not afford the top black actors and experienced technicians. Nor could it afford the luxury of the directors yelling cut and reshooting scenes. But the film has heart and is entertaining. An important note is that the film must be seen for its historical value as it demonstrates an early black writer and director's struggle and determination to produce exciting black films. I love the positive images of blacks along with its villains. In Girl From Chicago, there are brave black heroes determined to bring the villains to justice. There are charming black women from small towns and gangster's girlfriends from the big city (One of the gangster's girlfriends is a frustrated masochist who can't get sexually aroused unless a man beats her.)


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