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The Oscar Micheaux Story

A Screenplay

by

     John Byrd & Amy Ostrower

The most prolific African-American filmmaker and novelist at the dawn of motion pictures, Oscar Micheaux  wrote, produced and directed his  first silent feature film in 1918, and later was to direct the first "All Negro" sound feature. His is a remarkable story of a man tilting at the stereotypes being churned out of the Hollywood studios, beginning with D.W. Griffith's epic paean to the antebellum South, "The Birth of a Nation".

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Films By Oscar Micheaux:

                                        1918  T HE HOMESTEADER    1920  WITHIN OUR GATES   1920  THE BRUTE    1921  DECEIT

                                    1921 GUNSAULUS MYSTERY   1921  SYMBOL OF THE UNCONQUERED                           

                          1922 DUNGEON  1922  THE VIRGIN OF THE SEMINOLE   1922  SON OF SATAN 

                            1923  JASPER LANDRY'S WILL  1924   BIRTHRIGHT #1   1924  BODY& SOUL 

1926  THE BROKEN VIOLIN  1926  THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE

       1926  THE SPIDER'S WEB OR THE GIRL FROM CHICAGO

                       1927  THE HOUSE BEHIND THE CEDAR                      

 1927  THE MILLIONAIRE   1928  WHEN MEN BETRAY   1929  THE WAGES OF SIN   

                 1930  DAUGHTER OF  THE   CONGO    1930  EASY STREET    1930  THE FOOL'S ERRAND  

                     1931  DARK PRINCESS   1931  DARKTOWN REVUE    1931  THE EXILE    1932  BLACK MAGIC  

                 1932  TEN MINUTES TO LIVE   1932  VEILED ARISTOCRATS   1933  TEN MINUTES TO KILL 

                            1933  PHANTOM OF KENWOOD   1934  HARLEM AFTER MIDNIGHT   1935  THE BRAND OF CAIN 

                1935  LEM HAWKIN'S CONFESSION  1936  TEMPTATION    1937  GOD'S   STEPCHILDREN   

                                                                   1937  UNDERWORLD    1938  SWING   1938  THIRTY YEARS LATER    1939  BIRTHRIGHT 2  

                                                                   1939  LYING LIPS   1940   THE NOTORIUS ELINOR LEE   1948  THE BETRAYAL

 

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