Temptation (1936)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Early Black Cinema  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A young black model, Ethel Moses), who has gotten herself in deep with a couple of gangsters (Alfred "Slick" Chester and Andrew Bishop, attempts to go straight in this crime drama written, produced, and directed by African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux. Lorenzo Tucker, known as "the black Valentino," comes to the girl's rescue. Filmed for around $15,000 in Fort Lee, New Jersey, Temptation was scheduled to coincide with co-star Andrew Bishop's vacation from his municipal job in Cleveland, Ohio. Moses was a well-known dancer who performed with the Lucky Millinder Orchestra and at Harlem's Cotton Club.



criminal, going-straight, modeling, one-against-odds


Low Budget, Low Production Values