The Girl from Chicago is a 1932 American Pre-Code drama film produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux, with an all-African-American cast including lead actors and Carl Mahon. The story concerns a federal agent who falls in love while on assignment in Mississippi. He helps his lover escape a local thug, and the film follows them to Harlem where they become involved in the assassination of a Cuban racketeer, played by Juano Hernández.
Produced on a shoestring budget, this independent production featuring a largely non-professional cast, is known as one of the better-quality Micheaux productions. As is common in Micheaux's films, the story line is padded with several musical numbers, offering a glimpse of African-American musical and dancing talent of the time.
- Carl Mahon
- Starr Calloway
- Edwin Cary
- The film is preserved with a copy held in the Library of Congress collection.
- The AFI Catalog of Feature Films 1893-1993: The Girl from Chicago
- Catalog of Holding The American Film Institute collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, (<-book title) p. 68, c.1978 by The American Film Institute.
- The Girl From Chicago DVD info, oldies.com; accessed July 28, 2015.