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Directed by:
Jack Kemp  Search this
Written by:
Vincent Andrew Valentini, American, 1895 - 1948  Search this
Subject of:
Sheila Guyse, American, 1925 - 2013  Search this
Hilda Offley, American, 1894 - 1968  Search this
William Greaves, American, 1926 - 2014  Search this
Sybil Lewis, American, 1919 - 1988  Search this
Kenneth Freeman, American, 1917 - 1991  Search this
John L. Criner, American, 1898 - 1965  Search this
Monte Hawley, American, 1901 - 1950  Search this
Juano Hernández, 1896 - 1970  Search this
Henry Gines  Search this
Don De Leo, Italian, 1904 - 1979  Search this
Creighton Thompson, American, 1889 - 1969  Search this
Ruble Blakey, American, 1911 - 1992  Search this
Alfred George Chester, American, 1900 - 1978  Search this
Stepin Fetchit, American, 1902 - 1985  Search this
Jack Carter, American, 1902 - 1967  Search this
Milton Williams, American, 1907 - 1995  Search this
acetate film
Duration: 69 Minutes
Length (Film Reel 1): 1350 Feet
Length (Film Reel 2): 1200 Feet
sound films
black-and-white films (visual works)
feature films
16mm (photographic film size)
Place depicted:
Harlem, New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
When a real estate tycoon is found dead, his latest real estate casualty is suspected of the crime.
A 16mm release print of the feature film Miracle in Harlem. It consists of two reels of positive, black-and-white, 16mm acetate film with variable-area optical sound.
The film is about a woman, Julie Weston (Sheila Guyse), who is suspected of killing a real estate tycoon. It opens with a church service in which a choir sings “Swing Low Sweet Chariot.” After the service, Julie’s aunt, Aunt Hattie (Hilda Offley), walks to her candy kitchen where she is greeted by Julie and Julie’s paramour, Bert (William Greaves). Bert and Julie attempt to convince Aunt Hattie to expand and modernize her candy kitchen. However, Aunt Hattie expresses her hesitation toward their proposal. At one point in the film, a man informs Julie that she no longer owns the candy shop or the recipes to which Julie responds that, Mr. Marshall “will never get away with this. The film ends with detectives solving the murder.
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Families  Search this
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Race films  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Randall and Sam Nieman
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
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National Museum of African American History and Culture