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The Films of Oscar Michaeux and Spencer Williams

February 17, 2014

For part 1 of this ongoing series, begin here.

The beauty of the internet is the plethora of information and footage that gets hosted by thousands of users on the web. Here are links to the few surviving films of the legendary Oscar Micheaux and pioneer Spencer Williams. Sadly, the films of Foster and the Lincoln Motion Picture Company have yet to cross my path, but I’m still on the hunt!

Oscar Micheaux:

Within Our Gates (1920)

Symbol of the Unconquered (1920)

Body and Soul (1925)

Ten Minutes to Live (1932)

The Girl from Chicago (1932)

Murder in Harlem (1935)

Swing! (1938)

Lying Lips (1939)

Spencer Williams:

The Blood of Jesus (1941)

Go Down Death (1944)

Dirty Gertie from Harlem  U.S.A. (1946)

Juke Joint (1947)

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