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Gunsaulus Mystery


Produced, written, and directed by Oscar Micheaux, the most prolific African-American filmmaker of his generation, this silent murder melodrama was apparently based on a real event in Georgia in which a white man was convicted of murder due to the testimony of a black janitor. Myrtle Gunsaulus, a young black girl, is found murdered in the basement of a factory by Arthur Gilpin, the black janitor. Naturally, Gilpin is charged with the crime...more