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Sepia Cinderella (1947)

Approved | | Musical | 25 July 1947 (USA)
The 2nd in a series of films, produced by Jack Goldberg and Arthur Leonard, made primarily for the 684 theatres (in 1947) that catered exclusively to Black audiences that were kept out, or ... See full summary »

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Bob (as Billy Daniel)
Sheila Guyse ...
Tondaleyo ...
Vivian
Ruble Blakey ...
Barney
Jack Carter ...
Ralph
Dusty Freeman ...
Mooney
George Williams ...
Sonny
Fred Gordon ...
Press Agent
Harold Norton ...
Night Club Master of Ceremonies
Hilda Offley ...
Mama Keyes (as Hilda Offley Thompson)
Emory Richardson ...
Great Joseph
Percy Verwayen ...
MacMillan
Al Young ...
Chinaman
Deek Watson ...
Deek Watson
John Kirby ...
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The 2nd in a series of films, produced by Jack Goldberg and Arthur Leonard, made primarily for the 684 theatres (in 1947) that catered exclusively to Black audiences that were kept out, or placed in a special balcony section, in most of the theatres in segregated America. Plot concerns a struggling band leader's rise to fame after overcoming many obstacles, including a bad-girl vs. good-girl situation. For reasons unknown, Freddie Bartholomew makes a guest-cameo appearnce at the night club, and was featured in the ads and posters for the film, but the producers were barking up an empty tree if the thought was that he would sell any extra tickets in any of the booking situations...black or white. Tondaleyo (the "bad girl") dances, and musical numbers feature Deek Watson and his Brown Dots, Walter Fuller's orchestra, John Kirby's band and Ruble Blakey, former soloist with Lionel Hampton. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Words and Music by Deek Watson and Willie Best
Performed by Deek Watson and The Brown Dots
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Entertaining musical with an all-black cast.
2 September 2000 | by (Park Hills, Missouri USA) – See all my reviews

In this all-black cast musical romance, Barbara (Sheila Guyse) must compete with a rich woman (Tondaleyo) for the man she loves. The man, singer and band leader Bob Jordan (Billy Daniel), tries to pursue his career, but soon comes to realize that there is more to life than being in high society. He returns to Barbara, and they are married in the Cinderella Night Club, where Bob is appearing. A nice little love story with some interesting musical acts.


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