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 R. Taylor, Leon Gross, Consuelo Harris, The Tyler Twins, Leon Gross and His Orchestra, Elvera Davis

Synopsis: Mandy Jenkins, an African American cook for a wealthy white family in Birmingham, Alabama, discovers her husband Cornell is having an affair with Eloise Jackson. When she confronts her husband and Eloise at a nightclub, a violent fight ensues. Eloise leaves Birmingham and relocates to Harlem, getting a job as a cabaret vocalist under the stage name Cora Smith. She is followed to Harlem by her husband, Lem, who gets mixed up in the local crime scene. Mandy also arrives in New York, having left Cornell. She gets a job as the wardrobe mistress at the cabaret where Eloise is performing. When Eloise breaks her leg during a drunken fall, Mandy is recruited as a last-minute substitute. – Adapted from Wikipedia.

Release Date: October 1, 1938 (USA) | Length: 69 min | Genre: Musical, Drama | MPAA Rating: NR

Note: Wikipedia has Elvera Sanchez staring in a film by Carl Micheaux called Swing (1936). I am only guessing that it is a mistake. I found this same reference in Jet Magazine from September 25, 2000. Still trying to find proof that Elvera Sanchez Davis is or isn’t in the film. Also need to identify the Tyler Twins and Leon Gross.

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