Oscar Micheaux

Oscar Micheaux

Highest Rated: 100% Within Our Gates (1920)

Lowest Rated: 86% Body and Soul (1925)

Birthday: Jan 2, 1884

Birthplace: Metropolis, Illinois, USA

The most prolific black--if not independent--filmmaker in American cinema, Oscar Micheaux wrote, produced and directed nearly forty feature-length films between 1919 and 1948. Despite his importance to black cinema, Micheaux remains an enigmatic and ignored figure; few of his films have survived. In addition, his controversial racial beliefs and technically inferior films make him difficult to interpolate within mainstream film history.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Betrayal Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Birthright Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lying Lips Director - 1939
No Score Yet 33% God's Step Children Director,
Producer
- 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swing Director,
Producer
- 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Underworld Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Temptation Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Harlem Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harlem After Midnight Director,
Screenwriter
- 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Veiled Aristocrats Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ten Minutes to Live Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1932
No Score Yet 33% The Girl From Chicago Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
$56 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Exile Director,
Screenwriter
- 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Darktown Revue Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Easy Street Director,
Screenwriter
- 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thirty Years Later Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spider's Web Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1926
86% 53% Body and Soul Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet The House Behind the Cedars Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1924
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gunsaulus Mystery Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1921
No Score Yet 12% The Symbol of the Unconquered Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1920
100% 50% Within Our Gates Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1920
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brute Director - 1920