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Hi-De-Ho (1947)

 |  Musical  |  9 May 1947 (USA)
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Cab Calloway plays himself in a plot about jealousy, night clubs, and gangsters. Ends with a series of musical numbers.

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Complete credited cast:
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Ida James ...
Nettie
Jeni Le Gon ...
Minnie
William Campbell ...
Sparks
Virginia Girvin ...
Sparks' Girl Friend
George Wiltshire ...
Boss Mason
James Dunmore ...
Mo the Mouse
Augustus Smith ...
Preacher
Edgar Martin ...
Jive Club Owner
Leonard Rogers ...
Ralph
David Bethea ...
Brass Hat Club Owner
Shepard Roberts ...
Police Sergeant
Frederick Johnson ...
Headwaiter
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Bandleader Cab Calloway is tiring of his sexy girlfriend Minnie, who in turn is jealous of Cab's manager Nettie. When Nettie gets Cab a job at the Brass Hat Club, Minnie retaliates for his imagined infidelity by setting gangster Boss Mason, owner of a rival club, against him. Will she regret her action before it's too late? (This plot resolves halfway through the film; the rest is a series of 'soundies' featuring the Calloway band's inimitable jive). All-black cast. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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When Cab takes the wounded Minnie back into his room, the furniture has changed position - the bed is now away from the wall and in the middle of the room, and the chair is in the corner of the room where the bed used to be. See more »

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Played by Calloway Orchestra
Danced by the two Miller Brothers and Lois
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Great Film Entertainment!
26 December 2010 | by (St. Louis, Missouri) – See all my reviews

As with all the reviews, there's no real storyline, but you MUST watch for all the great performances. One of the reviews mentions Dusty Fletcher's "blackface" performance "Open the Door Richard" is in this film - it's not on my copy. However, there seems to be earlier versions of Hi-De-Ho released with different plots (1934) and (1937) so I'm not certain if my copy is bad copy (although I have 2 copies of 1947) or if that particular act is in one of the earlier releases...whatever the case, if you are into Cab Calloway - the performances are phenomenal! The same goes for the Miller Bros. & Lois. I actually like the Peters Sisters - they had great voices and my favorite numbers were "Rainy Sunday" and "Old Lady From Baltimore"...hope this helps!


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