The Railroad Porter (1912)

The Railroad Porter (1912)

Director: William D. Foster Writer(s): Unknown Starring: William D. Foster, Lottie Grady, Edgar Litterson, Jerry Mills Synopsis: The plot of The Railroad Porter revolves around a wife who, after not seeing her husband come home at his regular time,...
The Pullman Porter (1910)

The Pullman Porter (1910)

Director: William D. Foster Writer(s): Unknown Starring: Lottie Grady, Jerry Mills, Kid Brown, Bill Cole Review: The story deals with a young wife who, thinking her husband had gone out ‘his fun’, invited a fashionably dressed hap, who was a...

The Barber (1916)

Director: Unknown Writer(s): Unknown Starring: Anna Holt, Howard Kelly, Edgar Wilson Synopsis: The Barber focuses on a customer in a barbershop by the name of John Willis. John speaks loudly about wanting to find a Spanish music teacher for his...
The Notorious Elinor Lee (1940)

The Notorious Elinor Lee (1940)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Gladys Williams, Robert Earl Jones, Carman Newsome, Edna Mae Harris, Vera Burrelle, Eddie Lemons, Columbus Jackson, Laura Bowman, Madeline Donegan, Amanda Randolph, Robert Paquin, O. W. Polk,...
Birthright (1939)

Birthright (1939)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Thomas Sigismund Stribling (novel), Oscar Micheaux Starring: Laura Bowman, Tom Dillon, Columbus Jackson, Herbert E. Jelley, Carman Newsome, S. O. Moses, Alec Lovejoy, Trixie Smith, Hazel Lisz, Ida Forsyne, John Ward,...
Swing! (1938)

Swing! (1938)

 Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Cora Green, Larry Seymour, Hazel Diaz, Alec Lovejoy, Carman Newsome, Amanda Randolph, Trixie Smith, Nat Reed, Sammy Gardiner, Dorothy Van Engle, Doli Armena, Columbus Jackson, George...
God’s Step Children (1938)

God’s Step Children (1938)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux (adapted from Naomi, Negress!) Starring: Jacqueline Lewis, Ethel Moses, Alice B. Russell, Trixie Smith, Charles Thompson, Carman Newsome, Gloria Press, Alec Lovejoy, Columbus Jackson, Laura Bowman, Sam...
Temptation (1935)

Temptation (1935)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Andrew Bishop, Ethel Moses, Lorenzo Tucker, Hilda Rogers, Alfred ‘Slick’ Chester, Lillian Fitzgerald, Raymond Kaalund, Taft Rice, Howard Babin, Dorothy Burr, Bobby Hargreaves and...
Underworld (1937)

Underworld (1937)

 Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Edna Mae Baker (novel ‘Chicago After Midnight’) Starring: Bee Freeman, Sol Johnson, ‘Slick’ Chester, Ethel Moses, Oscar Polk, Lorenzo Tucker, Dottie Salters, The Pope Sisters, Bobby...
Song of Freedom (1936)

Song of Freedom (1936)

 Director: J. Elder Wills Writer(s): Claude Wallace, Dorothy Holloway, Ingram D’Abbes, Fenn Sherie, Michael Barringer, Philip Lindsay Starring: Paul Robeson, Elisabeth Welch, Esme Percy, Robert Adams, James Solomon, Tony Wane, Ronald...
Murder in Harlem (1935)

Murder in Harlem (1935)

 Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Clarence Brooks, Dorothy Van Engle, Andrew Bishop, Alec Lovejoy, Laura Bowman, Bee Freeman, Oscar Micheaux, Eunice Wilson, Lorenzo McClane, David Hanna,...
Harlem After Midnight (1934)

Harlem After Midnight (1934)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Lawrence Chenault, ‘Slick’ Chester, A.B. DeComathiere, Bee Freeman, Bee Freeman, Rex Ingram, Sol Johnson, Count Le Shine, Pearl McCormack, Oscar Micheaux, Carlton Moss, Sam...
The Emperor Jones (1933)

The Emperor Jones (1933)

 Director: Dudley Murphy Writer(s): Eugene O’Neill, DuBose Heyward Starring: Paul Robeson, Dudley Digges, Frank H. Wilson, Fredi Washington, Ruby Elzy, George Haymid Stamper, Brandon Evans, Taylor Gordon, Billie Holiday, Rex Ingram, James...
Phantom of Kenwood (1933)

Phantom of Kenwood (1933)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Unknown Starring: Frank L. Wilson, Babe Townsend, Bea Freeman, Pearl McCormack, Carlton Moss Synopsis: “This feature deals with the theme of a perfect murder and in telling how it is solved holds intense...
The Girl from Chicago (1932)

The Girl from Chicago (1932)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux (story and adaptation) Starring: Grace Smith, Carl Mahon, Eunice Brooks, Starr Calloway, Edwin Cary, Minto Cato, ‘Slick’ Chester, Chick Evans, John Everett, Buddy Harris, Juano Hernandez,...
Ten Minutes to Live (1932)

Ten Minutes to Live (1932)

 Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux (adaptation and story) Starring: Lawrence Chenault, A.B. DeComathiere, Laura Bowman, Willor Lee Guilford, Tressie Mitchell, Mabel Garrett, Carl Mahon, Galle De Gaston, George Williams, Lorenzo...
Veiled Aristocrats (1932)

Veiled Aristocrats (1932)

 Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Charles W. Chesnutt (novel), Oscar Micheaux Starring: Lucille Lewis, Walter Fleming, Laura Bowman, Lawrence Chenault, Lorenzo Tucker, Carl Mahon, Barrington Guy, Willor Lee Guilford, Bernardine Mason, Aurora...
Black Magic (1932)

Black Magic (1932)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Unknown Synopsis: Unknown. It is assumed that it was another night club review film. Release Date: 1932 (USA) | Length: Unknown | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: NR *Note: I found no other...
The Exile (1931)

The Exile (1931)

 Director: Oscar Micheaux, Leonard Harper (dance and ensemble) Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux (novel, screenplay) Starring: Eunice Brooks, Stanley Morrell, Celeste Cole, Kathleen Noisette, Charles R. Moore, Nora Newsome, George Randol, A.B....
The Darktown Revue (1931)

The Darktown Revue (1931)

 Director: Oscar Micheaux, Leonard Harper (dances and ensembles) Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Celeste Cole, Amon Davis, Donald Heywood, Sara Martin, Tim Moore, Andrew Tribble Synopsis: The film included choral singing and...
Easy Street (1930)

Easy Street (1930)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: William A. Clayton Jr., Willor Lee Guilford, Richard B. Harrison, Alice B. Russell, Lorenzo Tucker Synopsis: Con artists try to trick an old man out of his life savings. Release Date: Aug...
A Daughter of the Congo (1930)

A Daughter of the Congo (1930)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux, Henry F. Downing (novel The American Cavalryman) Starring: Kathleen Noisette, Loretta Tucker, Salem Tutt Whitney, Willor Lee Guilford, Roland C. Irving, Joe Byrd, Wilhelmina Williams, Clarence Redd,...
When Men Betray (1928)

When Men Betray (1928)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Kathleen Noisette, William A. Clayton Jr., Bessie Givens, Gertrude Snelson, Lorenzo Tucker, Ethel Smith, Alice B. Russell Synopsis: The film details the plight of a young woman who falls in...
Black Narcissus (1929)

Black Narcissus (1929)

Director: William D. Foster Writer(s): Unknown Starring: Ford Lee Washington and John Sublette (as Buck & Bubbles), Beulah Hall, Emmett King Synopsis: Unknown Release Date: September 15, 1929 (USA) | Length: 13 min | Genre: Comedy | Rating: NR Note: I...
The Wages of Sin (1928)

The Wages of Sin (1928)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Lorenzo Tucker, William A. Clayton Jr., Kathleen Noisette, Rudolph Hind, Gertrude Snelson, Ethel Smith, Alice B. Russell, Ione McCarthy, Bessie Givens Synopsis: After his mother dies,...
The Broken Violin (1927)

The Broken Violin (1927)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux (adaptation, play; short story “House of Mystery”) Starring: William A. Clayton Jr., Ardelle Dabney, Salem Tutt Whitney, J. Homer Tutt, Alice B. Russell, Ike Paul, Daisy Foster, Gertrude...
Thirty Years Later (1928)

Thirty Years Later (1928)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux (adaptation), Henry F. Downing (short story “The Tangle”) Starring: William Edmonson, A.B. DeComathiere, Ardelle Dabney, Gertrude Snelson, Mabel Kelly, Madame Robinson Synopsis: George...
The Millionaire (1927)

The Millionaire (1927)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Grace Smith, Laurence Criner, Lionel Monagas, Cleo Desmond, William Edmondson, Vera Bracker, S.T. Jacks, E.G. Tatum, Robert S. Abbott Synopsis:  Pelham Guitry, a black soldier of fortune,...
The Spider’s Web (1927)

The Spider’s Web (1927)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux (adaptation) Starring: Evelyn Preer, Lorenzo McClane, Edward Thompson, Henrietta Loveless, Billy Gulfport, Marshall Rogers, Grace Smythe, Zodie Jackson, Cy Williams, Josiah Diggs, Cincinnatus Major,...
The Conjure Woman (1926)

The Conjure Woman (1926)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Charles W. Chesnutt (novel “The Conjure Woman”), Oscar Micheaux (adaptation) Starring: Evelyn Preer, Lawrence Chenault, Percy Verwayen, Alma Sewell, Sidney Easton Synopsis: Adapted from Charles...
The Flying Ace (1926)

The Flying Ace (1926)

Director: Richard E. Norman Writer(s): Richard E. Norman Starring: Laurence Criner, Kathryn Boyd, Boise De Legge, Harold Platts, George Colvin, Sam Jordan, R.L. Brown, Steve Reynolds, Lyons Daniels Synopsis: A veteran World War I fighter pilot...
Body and Soul (1925)

Body and Soul (1925)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Paul Robeson, Marshall Rogers, Lawrence Chenault, Chester A. Alexander, Walter Conick, Lillian Johnson, Madame Robinson, Julia Theresa Russell, Tom Fletcher, Mercedes Gilbert Synopsis: An...
The Devil’s Disciple (1926)

The Devil’s Disciple (1926)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Evelyn Preer, Lawrence Chenault, Edward Thompson, Percy Verwayen Synopsis: In Harlem, a beautiful, vain African-American girl falls in love with a degenerate man. She is not able to...
Marcus Garland (1925)

Marcus Garland (1925)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Salem Tutt Whitney, Amy Birdsong Synopsis: The film offers a harsh parody on the rise and fall of Marcus Garvey, the Black nationalist and pan-Africanist leader. Release Date:...
The House Behind the Cedars (1924)

The House Behind the Cedars (1924)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Charles W. Chesnutt (novel), Oscar Micheaux (adaptation) Starring: Shingzie Howard, Andrew Bishop, Lawrence Chenault, Alma Sewell, Douglass Griffin, William Crowell, Oliver Hill Synopsis: Rena, a beautiful mulatto...
A Son of Satan (1924)

A Son of Satan (1924)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Andrew Bishop, Lawrence Chenault, Shingzie Howard, Edna Morton, Emmet Anthony, Monte Hawley, Ida Anderson, E. G. Tatum, Dink Stewart, W. B. F. Crowell, Olivia Sewall, Mildred Smallwood,...
Birthright (1924)

Birthright (1924)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Thomas Sigismund Stribling (novel), Oscar Micheaux Starring: J. Homer Tutt, Evelyn Preer, Salem Tutt Whitney, Lawrence Chenault, William Crowell, Alec Lovejoy, Ethel Moses, Carman Newsome Synopsis: A young black...
The Virgin of Seminole (1922)

The Virgin of Seminole (1922)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Louise Borden, William Fountaine, Shingzie Howard Synopsis: The film focused on a young black man who joins the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and becomes a hero by rescuing a captive...
Deceit (1923)

Deceit (1923)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Charles W. Chesnut (novel Behind the Hills)** Starring: Evelyn Preer, William Fountaine, Norman Johnstone, A.B. DeComathiere, Cleo Desmond, Louis De Bulger, Mabel Young, Cornelius Watkins, Kathryn Boyd, Ira O. McGowan,...
The Dungeon (1922)

The Dungeon (1922)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: William Fountaine, Shingzie Howard, J. Kenneth Goodman, William Crowell, Earle Browne Cook, Blanche Thompson, Alma Sewell Synopsis: Myrtle Downing, a beautiful young lady, is engaged to...
Uncle Jasper’s Will (1922)

Uncle Jasper’s Will (1922)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: William Fountaine, Shingzie Howard Synopsis: The film is a drama about the contents of a last will and testament left behind by an African American sharecropper who was lynched after...
The Symbol of the Unconquered (1920)

The Symbol of the Unconquered (1920)

 Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Iris Hall, Walker Thompson, Lawrence Chenault, Mattie Wilkes, Louis Dean, Leigh Whipper, Jim Burris, E.G. Tatum, James Burrough, George Catlin Synopsis: Racists...
The Brute (1920)

The Brute (1920)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Evelyn Preer, A.B. DeComathiere, Sam Langford, Susie Sutton, Lawrence Chenault, Laura Bowman, Mattie Edwards, Alice Gorgas, Virgil Williams, Marty Cutler, Flo Clements, Lewis Schooler, Harry...
Within Our Gates (1920)

Within Our Gates (1920)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Evelyn Preer, Flo Clements, James D. Ruffin, Jack Chenault, William Smith, Charles D. Lucas, Bernice Ladd, Mrs. Evelyn, William Stark, Mattie Edwards, Ralph Johnson, E.G. Tatum, Grant Edwards,...
The Homesteader (1919)

The Homesteader (1919)

Director: Oscar Micheaux, Jeremy Mills Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux (novel) Starring: Charles D. Lucas, Evelyn Preer, Iris Hall, Inez Smith, Vernon S. Duncan, Charles R. Moore, Trevy Woods, William George Synopsis: Jean Baptists, a homesteader far off...
The Fall Guy (1913)

The Fall Guy (1913)

Director: William D. Foster Writer(s): Unknown Starring: Unknown Synopsis: Unknown Release Date: 1913 (USA) | Length: Unknown | Genre: Comedy | Rating: NR Note: I can’t find any other info on this film and am declaring it lost. This film was...
Birth Mark (1911)

Birth Mark (1911)

Director: William D. Foster Writer(s): Unknown Starring: Unknown Synopsis: The folly of a youth comes home… Comes home twenty years after one of his deadly sins. Release Date: 1911 (USA) | Length: Unknown | Genre: Comedy | Rating: NR Note: I...

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