Deceit (1923 film)
|Directed by||Oscar Micheaux|
|Distributed by||Micheaux Film Corporation|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Deceit (sometimes referred to as The Deceit) is a 1923 American silent black-and-white film. It is a conventional melodrama directed by Oscar Micheaux. Like many of Micheaux's films, Deceit casts clerics in a negative light. Although the film was shot in 1921, it was not released until 1923. It is not known whether the film currently survives, which suggests that it is a lost film.
The 1922 film The Hypocrite was shown within Deceit as a film within a film.
- Evelyn Preer - Doris Rutledge / Evelyn Bently
- William Fountaine - unknown role
- Norman Johnstone - Alfred DuBois / Gregory Wainwright
- A.B. DeComathiere - Reverend Bently
- Cleo Desmond - Charlotte Chesbro
- Louis De Bulger - Mr. Chesbro
- Mabel Young - Mrs. Levine
- Cornelius Watkins - Gregory Wainwright, as a child
- Mrs. Irvin C. Miller - Mrs. Wainwright
- Ira O. McGowan - Mr. Wainwright
- Donald Bogle (2001). Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 115. ISBN 0-8264-1267-X.
- Barbara Tepa Lupack (2002). Literary Adaptations in Black American Cinema: From Micheaux to Toni Morrison. University of Rochester Press. pp. 117–118. ISBN 1-58046-103-4.
- Richard Koszarski (2008). Hollywood on the Hudson: Film and Television in New York from Griffith to Sarnoff. Rutgers University Press. p. 97. ISBN 0-8135-4293-6.
- Progressive Silent Film List: Deceit at silentera.com
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