Murder in Harlem (also released as Lem Hawkins Confession and Brand of Cain) is a 1935 American race film written, produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux, who also appears in the film. He remade his 1921 silent film The Gunsaulus Mystery.
An African-American man is framed of the murder of a white woman, but a white man is found to be responsible. Author-turned-attorney Henry Glory is hired by the accused man's sister to defend him. Glory pieces the crime together, and the white killer is revealed.
- Clarence Brooks as Henry Glory
- as Claudia Vance
- Andrew S. Bishop as Anthony Brisbane
- as Lem Hawkins
- Laura Bowman as Mrs. Epps
- as The Catbird
- Alice B. Russell as Mrs. Vance
- Eunice Wilson as Singer
- as Arthur Vance
- David Hanna as Undetermined Role
- as Detective
- "Harlem Rhythm Dance" (Music and lyrics by Clarence Williams)
- "Ants in My Pants" (Music and lyrics by Clarence Williams)
- "Oscar Micheaux and Leo Frank: Cinematic Justice Across the Color Line", Film Quarterly, Summer 2004. Archived April 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
- "Overview: Lem Hawkins’ Confession", Turner Classic Movies.
- J. Ronald Green, Straight Lick: The Cinema of Oscar Micheaux, Indiana University Press, 2000, p. 174.