DirectorOscar Micheaux ProducerOscar Micheaux Duration CountryUnited States
Release date1920 CastEvelyn Preer, A.B. DeComathiere, Sam Langford Related Oscar Micheaux moviesOscar Micheaux directed The Brute and The Symbol of the Unconquered, Oscar Micheaux directed The Brute and Within Our Gates, Oscar Micheaux directed The Brute and The Homesteader
The Brute is a 1920 silent race film directed, written, produced and distributed by Oscar Micheaux. No print of the film is known to exist and the production is believed to be a lost film. The original version of the film included a scene where the boxer defeats a white rival, but Micheaux was forced to remove the scene by censors.
Herbert Lanyon is thought to be dead after a shipwreck, and his fiancée Mildred Carrison is forced by her money-minded Aunt Clara into marriage with "Bull" Magee, a gambler and underworld boss who mistreats Mildred. After Herbert returns, Magee undergoes financial difficulties that he blames on Mildred and Herbert, and seeks revenge. Herbert and a repentant Aunt Clara, however, free Mildred from Magee, and the lovers are able to marry. A subplot involves boxer "Tug" Wilson, who is ordered by his manager Magee to lay down in the seventeenth round of a prizefight at the film's climax. No other information concerning the plot has been discovered.