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A sexy, enticing dancer from Harlem makes things happen in a sleepy Caribbean island resort. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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one of the last films of Spenser Williams Jr. See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Francine Everett ... Gertie La Rue
Don Wilson ... Diamond Joe
Katherine Moore ... Stella Van Johnson
Alfred Hawkins ... Jonathan Christian
David Boykin ... Ezra Crumm
L.E. Lewis ... Papa Bridges
Inez Newell ... Mama Bridges
Piano Frank ... Larry
John King ... Al
Shelly Ross ... Big Boy
Hugh Watson ... Tight Pants
Don Gilbert ... Manager
Spencer Williams ... Old Hager
July Jones ... Specialty Dancer
Howard Galloway ... Specialty Dancer (as Howard Gallaway)

Directed by
Spencer Williams 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
W. Somerset Maugham  story "Miss Thompson" (uncredited)
True T. Thompson 

Produced by
Bert Goldberg .... producer
Alfred N. Sack .... executive producer
Cinematography by
John L. Herman 
Art Direction by
Ted Soloman 
Makeup Department
Frillia .... makeup artist
Art Department
J.L. Bock .... property master
Sound Department
Richard E. Byers .... sound engineer (as Dick Byers)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gordon Yoder .... assistant camera
Crew believed to be complete

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65 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Gertie La Rue:Take your hands off me, you dirty psalm-singin' polecat! If the truth were only known, you want me just like all the rest!See more »
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
one of the last films of Spenser Williams Jr., 25 July 2004
Author: bernardhaines57 from philadelphia, pa.

Spenser Williams Jr. Is more familiar to people as Andy Brown of the old NBC TV. show AMOS AND ANDY. But prior to his television role he was a seasoned Writer,Actor,Director and Producer of All Black films. He had directed Midnight Shadow,Son of Engagi,The Blood of Jesus,Marching On,Go Down Death,The Girl in Room 20, Juke Joint,Dirty Gertie From Harlem U.S.A. and others. Gertie LaRue[Francine Everret] is on the run from her boyfriend in Harlem and hides on an Island,her acting company are forced to go with her,her flirting causes problems for the group,she becomes a source of temptation to the men of the Island. The film though entertaining attempts to tell a morality Tale which would discourage young Black Girls from following Gerti's example. Spenser Williams tells the story well. The acting was good but,could have been better. Transition,dialogue and action were very good. A lot of show packed into 60 minutes. A very good film.

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