Murder in Harlem

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Murder in Harlem
Murder in Harlem (1935 film).jpg
Directed by Oscar Micheaux
Clarence Williams (cabaret sequence)[citation needed] (uncredited)
Produced by Alice B. Russell (producer)
Oscar Micheaux (producer)[citation needed] (uncredited)
Written by Oscar Micheaux (novel The Story of Dorothy Stanfield)
Oscar Micheaux (screenplay)
Clarence Williams (cabaret sequence)[citation needed] (uncredited)
Starring See below
Cinematography Charles Levine
Release dates 1935
Running time 102 minutes
Country USA
Language English

Murder in Harlem (also released as Lem Hawkins Confession) is a 1935 American race film written, produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux, who also appears in the film. He remade his 1921 silent film The Gunsaulus Mystery.

Basing the works on the 1913 trial of Leo Frank for the murder of Mary Phagan,[1] Micheaux used the detective genre to introduce different voices and conflicting accounts by his characters.

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An African-American man is first accused of the murder of a white woman, but a white man is found to be responsible.[2][3]

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Soundtrack[edit]

  • "Harlem Rhythm Dance" (Music and lyrics by Clarence Williams)
  • "Ants in My Pants" (Music and lyrics by Clarence Williams)

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