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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 ...
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Themselves
The Clark Brothers ...
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Himself (as King Cole Trio)
The Four Congaroos ...
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An all-Black comedy and dance revue with stars of stage and screen.

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Now He Tells Me
Music and Lyrics by Don Wolf and Alan Brandt
Performed by The King Cole Trio
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Not as good as it sounds
28 December 2006 | by (Boston, Ma) – See all my reviews

Don't be fooled by the other reviewers. Although this film contains an impressive array of talent, the material they present leaves a great deal to be desired. Nat King Cole's 3 numbers are pretty lame and not even close to his later efforts, though he does impress with his piano playing. 'Moms' Mabley is not a bit funny, though I remember her as a very entertaining talk show guest from my youth. Actually, the best performances are from a couple of fat guys who impress with a lively tap dance and a Four Tops takeoff, and the jazz band itself, especially in the number featuring the bass player. The print itself is pretty poor quality, and the wonderful Butterfly McQueen is totally wasted in the wraparound plot.


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