Oscar Devereaux Micheaux (January 2, 1884 – March 25, 1951) was an American author, film director and independent producer of more than 44 films. Although the short-lived Lincoln Motion Picture Company produced some films, he is regarded as the first major African-American feature filmmaker, the most successful African-American filmmaker of the first half of the twentieth century and the most prominent producer of race films. He produced both silent films and “talkies” after the industry changed to incorporate speaking actors.
Collection includes: 1. Body & Soul 2. Murder in Harlem 3. Darktown Revue 4. The Exile 5. Girl From Chicago 6. God’s Stepchildren 7. Lying Lips 8. The Notorious Elinor Lee 9. Swing 10. Symbol of the Unconquered 11. Ten Minutes to Live 12.Underworld 13.Veiled Aristocrats and 14. Within Our Gates