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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

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1939 (USA) See more »

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Micheaux Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When Elsie walks from the bedroom to the bathroom, her stockings disappear from her legs. See more »

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Soundtracks

Tea for Two
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Music by Vincent Youmans
Lyrics by Irving Caesar
Performed by Teddy Hale
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Important but Bland
26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Lying Lips (1939)

** (out of 4)

Rather bizarre murder mystery from director Oscar Micheaux who's best remembered for Within Our Gates. An innocent woman (Edna Mae Harris) is sent to prison for murdering her aunt while her best friend and a Detective (Robert Earl Jones) try to find the real killers. This was my third film by the director but the first sound feature. His direction is pretty good throughout but you really have to question his screenplay, which starts off rather silly and just gets stranger from there. The case is eventually cracked when the Detective takes one man to a haunted house so that a ghost will scare the truth out of him. The performances are all pretty bad and yes, that Robert Earl Jones is the father of James Earl Jones.


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