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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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  (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
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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 8 people found the following review useful.
All Afro-American Cast, but not much fire, 4 September 2002
Author: Sleepy-17 from Colorado

Gertie is a flirty show-girl staying at an island resort, like Maugham's Sadie Thompson. Some interesting characterizations and encounters, but nothing of huge interest. Not nearly as striking as Spencer Williams' religious fantasy movies "Blood of Jesus" and "Go Down Death".

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