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Harlem on the Prairie (1937)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 9 December 1937 (USA)
A cowboy helps a pretty young woman find lost gold.

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Jeff Kincaid (as Herbert Jeffries)
F.E. Miller ...
Crawfish
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Mistletoe
Consuelo Harris ...
Carolina Clayburn (as Connie Harris)
Maceo Bruce Sheffield ...
Wolf Cain (as Maceo B. Sheffield)
Spencer Williams ...
Doc Clayburn (as Spencer Williams Jr.)
George Randol ...
Sheriff (as George Randall)
Nathan Curry ...
Bart
Edward Brandon ...
Pete
James Davis ...
Henchman
The Four Tones ...
The Four Tones Quartet
Lucius Brooks ...
Singer (as The Four Tones)
Rudolph Hunter ...
Singer (as The Four Tones)
Leon Buck ...
Singer (as The Four Tones)
Ira Hardin ...
Singer (as The Four Tones)
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A cowboy helps a pretty young woman find lost gold.

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A comedy riot--laughs galore!


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9 December 1937 (USA)  »

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Bad Man of Harlem  »

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Referenced in A Colored Life: The Herb Jeffries Story (2008) See more »

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Harlem on the Prairie
Written by Lew Porter and Mary Schaeffer
Sung by Herb Jeffries, The Four Tones and the Four Blackbirds.
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Mantan Moreland & Herb Jeffries
5 May 2002 | by (Tujunga, California) – See all my reviews

Greetings & Salutations! Who can ever forget the 6'7" African-American cowboy actor and singer, Herb Jeffries alongside 5'2" actor and comedian, Mantan Moreland who plays a cook in "Harlem Rides the Range," "Harlem On the Prairie," "The Bronze Buckeroo," and "Two Gun Man from Harlem," along with Spencer Williams, Junior? Herb knew that there needed to be black heroes for African-American youth as it was a fact historically that there were many black cowboys in the old American West, so he created a cowboy character in the mold of Gene Autrey, Roy Rogers, Hoot Gibson, Ken Maynard, Spade Cooley, and others. While Herb made four all-black cast and directed movies, Mantan was in "Frontier Scout" (1938), "Viva Cisco Kid" (1940), "Drums of the Desert" (1940), "Mystery of the Riverboat" (1944), and many others. Both Herb and Mantan deserve stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!


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