Deceit (1923 film)

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Directed by Oscar Micheaux
Starring Evelyn Preer
William Fountaine
Norman Johnstone
A.B. DeComathiere
Cleo Desmond
Distributed by Micheaux Film Corporation
Release date
  • 1923 (1923)
Country United States
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.[1] Like many of Micheaux's films, Deceit casts clerics in a negative light.[2] Although the film was shot in 1921, it was not released until 1923.[3] It is not known whether the film currently survives,[4] 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


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