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Check and Double Check (1930)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  25 October 1930 (USA)
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Typical Amos 'n Andy storyline has the boys trying to make a go of their "open-air" taxi business while they get caught up in a society hassle, involving driving musicians to a fancy party.... See full summary »

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Freeman F. Gosden ...
Charles J. Correll ...
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Mrs. Blair
Ralf Harolde ...
Ralph Crawford
Charles Morton ...
Richard Williams (as Charles S. Morton)
Edward Martindel ...
John Blair
Rita La Roy ...
Elinor Crawford (as Rita LaRoy)
Russ Powell ...
Roscoe Ates ...
Brother Arthur (as Rosco Ates)
Duke Ellington Orchestra ...
Himself (as The Cotton Club Orchestra)
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Typical Amos 'n Andy storyline has the boys trying to make a go of their "open-air" taxi business while they get caught up in a society hassle, involving driving musicians to a fancy party. All the regular characters are here (or mentioned), including the famous Mystic Knights of the Sea. The only film appearance of radio's long-running characters. Written by Ed Lorusso

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Laughs...Romance...Heart Throbs...Excitement!...in the Greatest Show Attraction Creation Ever Dreamed Of! See more »

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One of the problems in doing this screen version of the hit radio series was that Freeman F. Gosden and Charles J. Correll did multiple characters on the radio program. The problem was minimized by avoiding speaking parts for the recurring characters from the radio program. The most popular character from the series, Kingfish, voiced by Freeman Gosden (in addition to Amos) was played in this film by Russ Powell. See more »

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Lodge secretary: At da las' meetin' which was for da purpose of COLLECTIN' DA LODGE DUES, der was NOBODY PRESENT! Dat, gen'lemen, was da minutes of da last meetin'.
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Old Man Blues
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Insignificant when compared to the radio and TV shows
7 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I will not involve myself in the debate over the socio-political implications of "Amos n' Andy." My opinion will not change anyone else's mind, and no one will change mine by using the term "racist." I feel the latter term is thrown around so much today that it has lost almost all meaning.

The "Amos n' Andy" radio show held legions of fans for decades. The TV show is fondly remembered by tens of thousands who were lucky enough to see it. The reason for this is simple; they made people laugh. This movie, however, is a very poor example of the character's work.

The main thrust of the plot is an uninteresting love triangle between a wealthy heiress, her jerk of a rich boyfriend and an old flame who has lost his wealth and is seeking to reclaim it. Although the movie is a comedy, none of these three characters are in any way funny. Amos n' Andy are secondary characters in the story. This is the first blow to the story. Amos, Andy and the Kingfish carried their own stories for years, why should they play second fiddle to people we care nothing about? To make it worse, Amos n' Andy's involvement in the plot is painfully contrived. The plots of the radio and TV shows were smooth and sensible (for a comedy). They worked because they did not have to be forced. The plot of this movie, by contrast, seemed forced every step of the way.

Copies of the Amos n' Andy radio and TV shows are available for sale. If one is willing to track them down they will provide a clear picture of why the characters were so successful. This movie, by contrast, should be left to those who feel the need to own everything with the Amos n' Andy name on it.


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