The Girl from Chicago

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The Girl from Chicago
The Girl from Chicago Poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Oscar Micheaux
Produced by Oscar Micheaux
Written by Oscar Micheaux
Starring Grace Smith
Eunice Brooks
Starr Calloway
Edwin Cary
Carl Mahon
Cinematography Sam Orleans
Edited by Richard Halpenny
Distributed by Micheaux Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • 1932 (1932)
Country United States
Language English

The Girl from Chicago is a 1932 American Pre-Code drama film produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux, with an all-African-American cast to include lead actor Carl Mahon. The story concerns a Federal agent who falls in love while on assignment in Mississippi. He helps his lover escape a local thug, and the film follows them to Harlem where they become involved in the assassination of a Cuban racketeer, played by Juano Hernández.[1]

Produced on a shoestring budget, this independent production featuring a largely non-professional cast, is known as one of the better-quality Micheaux productions. As is common in Micheaux's films, the story line is padded with several musical numbers, offering a glimpse of African-American musical and dancing talent of the time.

Preservation status[edit]

  • The film is preserved with a copy held in the Library of Congress collection.[2]

DVD release[edit]

On May 26, 2009, a Region 0 DVD of the movie was released by Alpha Video.[3]


  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films 1893-1993: The Girl from Chicago
  2. ^ Catalog of Holding The American Film Institute collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, (<-book title) p. 68, c.1978 by The American Film Institute.
  3. ^ The Girl From Chicago DVD info,; accessed July 28, 2015.

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