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Lying Lips (1939)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music | May 1939 (USA)
A nightclub singer refuses to "date" customers, so she's framed for the murder of her aunt, convicted of the killing and sent to prison. However, her friend, who is a police detective, ... See full summary »

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Oscar Micheaux

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Oscar Micheaux
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Cast overview:
Edna Mae Harris Edna Mae Harris ... Elsie Bellwood
Carman Newsome Carman Newsome ... Benjamin Hadnot
Robert Earl Jones ... Detective Wenzer
Frances E. Williams Frances E. Williams ... Elizabeth Green (as Frances Williams)
Cherokee Thornton Cherokee Thornton ... John Landry
Slim Thompson Slim Thompson ... Clyde Landry
Gladys Williams Gladys Williams ... Aunt Josephine
Juano Hernandez ... Rev. Bryson (as Jauno Hernandez)
Henry 'Gang' Gines Henry 'Gang' Gines ... Ned Green
Don De Leo Don De Leo ... Farina, a club owner
Charles La Torre Charles La Torre ... Garotti, a club owner (as Charles Lattorre)
Robert Paquin Robert Paquin ... District Attorney Eckert
George Reynolds George Reynolds ... Lt. of Police (Donovan)
Amanda Randolph Amanda Randolph ... Matron
Teddy Hale Teddy Hale ... Young Boy
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A nightclub singer refuses to "date" customers, so she's framed for the murder of her aunt, convicted of the killing and sent to prison. However, her friend, who is a police detective, doesn't believe she did it and sets out to prove her innocence. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1939 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Micheaux Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

Elsie does not close the door to her aunt's room, but it is closed as she gets up off the floor. See more »

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Referenced in Cinema Puerto Rico: una antropología visual (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Some of These Days
(uncredited)
Music and lyrics by Shelton Brooks
Performed by Slim Thompson
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Terrible acting make it unwatchable
20 October 2004 | by eisucksSee all my reviews

Words cannot describe how horrendous the acting in this movie was. The methods of actors have, over the years, improved by leaps and bounds. Now I'm not one of those people who can't stand all actors form the first half of the century. Even I know that back in the 1930s and 40s there were people who understood the craft. However, Edna Mae Harris is not one of those people. She gives a performance so atrocious, it baffles me that she ever worked again. Not only her, but every other actor who appears on screen (with the exception of Robert Earl Jones) couldn't act themself out of a paper bag. In addition to the bad acting, the film is also marred by sloppy editing and poor direction. Considering the other cinematic achievements of Oscar Micheaux, one would expect more from him. "Lying Lips" was easily one of the hardest movies I've ever had the misfortune of sitting through.

FINAL VERDICT: 1/10


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