The Girl from Chicago

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 both Harlem and Batesburg, Mississippi. As had become his forte, Micheaux punctuates the dramatic scenes with musical numbers.

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The Girl from Chicago
  • 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...

Extras

  • The Films of Oscar Micheaux

    Professor and film scholar Charles Musser provides an overview of the career of the radical, trailblazing black director Oscar Micheaux (whose work is featured in “Pioneers of African American Cinema”), including the reasons behind the limited accessibility to his oeuvre.