||Evelyn Preer (right).
Frame enlargement: Silent Era image collection.
Within Our Gates
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 1.37:1 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.