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Monday, December 18, 2017

Murder in Harlem (1935)


Originally names Lem Hawkins' Confession, released as Murder in Harlem. Micheaux makes appearance as detective. Songs by Eunice Wilson and Clarence Williams. Using a different cast Micheaux produced a silent version of this picture entitled  The Gunsaulus Mystery. Story based on the Stanfield murder case.

Myrtle Gunsaulus, a young girl, is found mysteriously murdered in the basement of a factory, by Arthur Gilpin, the black janitor, who is arrested and charged with the crime. The incidents surrounding the tragedy, the motive, and the strange manner in which the girl was killed, make the case one of the most complicated the courts had ever confronted.


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