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Killer Diller (1948)

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An all-Black comedy and dance revue with stars of stage and screen.

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Complete credited cast:
Dusty Fletcher ...
Dusty (as Dusty 'Open the Door Richard' Fletcher)
George Wiltshire ...
Dumdone, the Manager
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Butterfly
Nellie Hill ...
Lola, His Fianée
Freddie Robinson ...
Sarge
William Campbell ...
Policeman
Edgar Martin ...
Policeman
Sidney Easton ...
Policeman (as Sid Easton)
Augustus Smith ...
Stage Hand (as Gus Smith)
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Herself (as Jackie Mabley)
Ken Renard ...
The Great Voodoo
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Andy Kirk and His Orchestra ...
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The Clark Brothers ...
Themselves
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Himself (as King Cole Trio)
The Four Congaroos ...
Themselves
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An all-Black comedy and dance revue with stars of stage and screen.

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Ooh, Kickeroonie
Music and Lyrics by Nat 'King' Cole
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astonishing!
9 February 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Even a z grade DVD from a battered 16mm print full of joins can NOT dampen my enthusiasm for this jaw dropping roster of vaudeville talent captured on film from the front row of The Lincoln Theatre Somewheres-ville 1947. Like Boardinghouse Blues the previous year, this film is basically a camera in the front row capturing an all black talent show...but God Almighty! what astonishing talent! The swing music and the orchestrations will keep this on play for days only to pause and gawp at The Clark Bros..two handsome slick young tappers who almost out-tap the Nicholas Bros in two high speed routines I needed to watch 77 times just to stop applauding in the privacy of my own lounge room. See 25 year old Nat King Cole and his trio and a hilarious Flip Wilson style deadpan comedian called Moms Maberly as a dry witted housewife, droll in the extreme (I almost expected her to exclaim "The Devil made Me Do It!") delivering a hilarious and well timed song called "Don't Sit On My Bed". More talent on show than any MGM musical costing a zillion dollars more, KILLER DILLER lives right up to it's name. There is a story there somewhere about a rascally invisible comedian or is that a magician who keeps disappearing with someone's girlfriend....almost like THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKY'S but gloriously all Negro and wall to wall talent! a real wow!


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