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Story by  Oscar Micheaux
Language  English
5.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Mystery, Drama
Duration  
Country  USA
Murder in Harlem movie poster
Director  Oscar Micheaux Clarence Williams (cabaret sequence) (uncredited)
Writer  Oscar Micheaux, The Story of Dorothy Stanfield, Oscar Micheaux, Clarence Williams
Release date  1935
Directors  Oscar Micheaux, Clarence Williams
Cast  Clarence Brooks (Henry Glory), Laura Bowman (Mrs. Epps), Dorothy Van Engle (Claudia Vance), Andrew Bishop (Anthony Brisbane), Alec Lovejoy (Lem Hawkins), Bee Freeman (The Catbird)
Screenplay  Oscar Micheaux, Clarence Williams
Similar movies  Related Oscar Micheaux movies
Tagline  Based on the sensational STANFIELD MURDER CASE.

Murder in harlem 1935 oscar micheaux


Murder in Harlem (also released as Lem Hawkins Confession) is a 1935 American race film written, produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux, who also appears in the film. He remade his 1921 silent film The Gunsaulus Mystery.

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Basing the works on the 1913 trial of Leo Frank for the murder of Mary Phagan, Micheaux used the detective genre to introduce different voices and conflicting accounts by his characters.

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Plot

An African-American man is framed of the murder of a white woman, but a white man is found to be responsible.

Cast

  • Clarence Brooks as Henry Glory
  • Dorothy Van Engle as Claudia Vance
  • Andrew Bishop as Anthony Brisbane
  • Alec Lovejoy as Lem Hawkins
  • Laura Bowman as Mrs. Epps
  • Bee Freeman as The Catbird
  • Alice B. Russell as Mrs. Vance
  • Eunice Wilson as Singer
  • Lorenzo McClane as Arthur Vance
  • David Hanna as Undetermined Role
  • "Slick" Chester as Detective
  • Soundtrack

  • "Harlem Rhythm Dance" (Music and lyrics by Clarence Williams)
  • "Ants in My Pants" (Music and lyrics by Clarence Williams)
  • References

    Murder in Harlem Wikipedia
    Murder in Harlem IMDb Murder in Harlem themoviedb.org


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