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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.