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
Miracle Stars of the Radio in Their First Feature Motion Picture
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Both actors that played Amos and Andy where white actors in what was known as 'blackface' makeup at the time. Blackface had been mostly abandoned by mainstream American films by 1930, unless it was diegetic (i.e. characters are performers who wear blackface as part of their act). It was decided that all African American speaking roles in this film would, for aesthetic continuity, be played by white actors in blackface; the only exceptions were Duke Ellington
and his orchestra appearing in the party scene, and the occasional non-speaking extra in scenes set in Harlem. See more
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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Nobody Knows But the Lord
Music by Harry Ruby
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar
Sung by lodge brothers See more