Lying Lips

Release Date:  1939 Black & White Genre:  Drama Director:  Oscar Micheaux Studio(s):  Micheaux Film, Sack Amusement Enterprises Running Time:  80 mins. Cast:  Edna Mae Harris (Elsie Bellwood), Carman Newsome (Benjamin Hadnott), Robert Earl Jones (Detective Wanzer), Frances Williams (Elizabeth Green), Cherokee Thornton (John), Slim Thompson (Clyde), Gladys Williams (Aunt Josie), Juano Hernández (Reverend Bryson), Henry ‘Gang’…

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Spitfire

Release Date:  7/24/1922 Genre:   Drama Director:  Unknown Studio(s):   Reol Productions Corp. Running Time:  Unknown Cast:   Edna Morton, Lawrence Chenault, George Edward Brown, Daisy Martin, Mabel Young, Sam Cook, Edward Williams. Synopsis:  Guy Rogers, the son of a well-known publisher, sets out to prove his father’s racist critics wrong by putting Booker T. Washington’s philosophy into…

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The Schemers

Release Date:  8/19/1922 Genre:  Drama Director:  Unknown Studio(s):  Reol Production Corp. Running Time:  Unknown Silent Black & White Cast:  Edna Morton, G. Edward Brown, Lawrence Chenault, Walter Thomas, Bob Slater, Orma Crosby. Synopsis:   Paul Jackson, a black research chemist with a drug company, is close to success in his attempt to develop a chemical substitute for…

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Easy Money

Release Date:  3/29/1922 Genre:  Drama Rating:  NR Director:  Unknown Studio(s):  Reol Productions Corp. Silent Black & White Cast:  Sherman H. Dudley (Andy Simpson), Edna Morton (Margie Watkins), H. L. Pryor,  Inez Clough,  Alex K. Shannon, Percy Verwayen. Synopsis:  Andy Simpson, constable, blacksmith and all-round mechanic of Millbrook, a thrifty little southern town, is looked upon as…

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The Crimson Skull

Release Date:  4/20/1922 Genre:  Action Director:  Richard E. Norman Studio(s):  Norman Film Manufacturing. Co. Running Time:  Unknown Cast:  Anita Bush (Anita Nelson), Lawrence Chenault (Bob Calem), Bill Pickett (Bill), Steve Reynolds (Bob’s Sidekick, billed as The One-Legged Marvel). Story:  When the peaceful black city of Boley, Oklahoma falls under the control of an outlaw known as “The…

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The Call of His People

Details Year of Release:   7/15/1921 Genre:  Drama Rating:  N/A Runtime:   Unknown Black & White Silent Studio:  Reol Productions Corp. Cast George Edward Brown Edna Morton Mae Kemp James Steven Lawrence Chenault Mercedes Gilbert Percy Verwayen   Synopsis Nelson Holmes, an African American who has passed for White for twenty years, has advanced from office…

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