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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The Duke Is Tops

Release Date:  9/1/1938 Black & White Genre:  Drama/Musical Directors:   William Nolte, Ralph Cooper (uncredited) Studio(s):   Million Dollar Productions, Million Dollar Productions, Norman Distributing Company Running Time:  72 mins. Cast:  Ralph Cooper (Duke Davis), Lena Horne (Ethel Andrews), Laurence Criner (Doc Dorando), Monte Hawley (George Marshall), Neva Peoples (Ella), Vernon McCallum (Mason), Edward Thompson (Ferdie Fenton),…

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The Green Pastures

Release Date:  8/1/1936 Black & White Genre:  Drama/Inspirational Director(S):  Marc Connelly, William Keighley Studio(s):   Warner Bros. Running Time:  93 mins. Cast:  Rex Ingram, Oscar Polk, Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson, Frank H. Wilson, George Reed, Abraham Gleaves , Edna Mae Harris, James Fuller. Details:   The Green Pastures depicts stories from the Bible as visualized by black characters. …

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Carib’s Gold

Release Date:  9/30/1956 Black & White Genre:  Drama Director:  Harold Young Studio(s):  Splendora International, Onyx Pictures Running Time:  71 mins./62 mins. Cast/Role:  Ethel Waters as “Mom” Ryan: Ryan’s mother, owner of Duffy’s bar and restaurant. Coley Wallace as Ryan: a diver who discovers sunken treasure. Peter Dawson as Neely: skipper of the shrimping boat, the Capt. Geech.…

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