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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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Production Co:

Micheaux Film See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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The ship Alonzo keeps travelling on appears to be the SS Europa. See more »

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Referenced in Sabu: The Elephant Boy (1993) See more »

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Typical Oscar Micheaux talkie
25 February 2001 | by psteierSee all my reviews

Carl Mahon (Alonzo White) is a Federal secret agent who goes to Mississippi on a case, meets and falls in love with Star Calliway (Norma Sheperd) and rescues her from the evil local bigshot John Everett (Jeff Balinger). They then go to Harlem and get involved in the murder of the Cuban head of the numbers racket (Vano Hernandez as Gomez).

A patchy script and minimal production values can make the movie hard to follow. The sound track is typical of early talkies, with the actors stopping to talk at the camera.

Mainly interesting for the music and dance acts, especially the chorus line and the dance duo in a nightclub and as a view of the black acting style of the period.


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