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Up Next in Part 1: Feature Films

  • The Exile

    Directed by Oscar Micheaux • 1931 • United States
    Starring Eunice Brooks, Stanley Morrell, Nora Newsome

    THE EXILE is the earliest surviving sound feature by an African American filmmaker. Director Oscar Micheaux responds to the arrival of sound with a change in his visual style, indulging in len...

  • The Girl from Chicago

    Directed by Oscar Micheaux • 1932 • United States
    Starring Carl Mahon, Star Calloway, Alice B. Russell

    A remake of director Oscar Micheaux’s now-lost 1926 silent film THE SPIDER’S WEB, THE GIRL FROM CHICAGO is another film that explores the cultural rift between the urban and the rural, set in b...

  • Ten Minutes to Live

    Directed by Oscar Micheaux • 1932 • United States
    Starring Lawrence Chenault, Willor Lee Guilford, Lorenzo Tucker

    Resisting the stagebound atmosphere of THE EXILE, Oscar Micheaux found ways to shoot a talking picture on location, without cumbersome and expensive audio recording equipment. He did...