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  Evelyn Preer (right).
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Within Our Gates
(1920) American
B&W : [?] Seven or Eight? reels
Directed by Oscar Micheaux

Cast: Evelyn Preer [Sylvia Landry], Flo Clements [Alma Prichard], James D. Ruffin [Conrad Drebert], Jack Chenault [Larry Prichard], William Smith [Philip Gentry, a detective], Charles D. Lucas [Doctor V. Vivian], Bernice Ladd [Mrs. Geraldine Stratton], Mrs. Evelyn [Mrs. Elena Warwick], William Starks [Jasper Landry], Ralph Johnson [Philip Griddlestone], E.G. Tatum [Efrem], Grant Edwards [Emil], Grant Gorman [Armand Griddlestone], Mattie Edwards, S.T. Jacks, Jimmie Cook

Micheaux Book and Film Company production; distributed by Micheaux Book and Film Company, and by Quality Amusement Corporation. / Produced by Oscar Micheaux. Scenario by Oscar Micheaux. / Released 12 January 1920. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The film was edited to six reels in June 1920.


Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.5036.

Survival status: Print exists in the Library of Congress film archive [35mm nitrate positive] : The film was recovered by Madrid’s Filmoteca Espanol in the early 1990s; that print was restored by the Library of Congress in 1993.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: African-Americans - Crime: Blackmail, Lynchings, Murder, Rape (Attempted) - Criminals - Death: Murder - Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives - Race film - Racism - Religion - USA: Massachusetts: Boston - Weapons: Guns

Listing updated: 25 February 2012.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.5036 : ClasIm-311 p. 18 : Documentary-Cram : Website-AFI.

Home video: DVD.

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