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Don't Play Us Cheap (1973)

| Comedy, Musical, Romance
Film version of Melvin Van Peebles' Broadway musical. A pair of devil-bats take human form and crash a Harlem house party in an attempt to break it up. But somehow, their attempts to ruin the party fail.

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Cast overview:
Thomas Anderson ...
Mr. Percy
Jay Van Leer ...
Mrs. Johnson (as Jay Vanleer)
Robert Dunn ...
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House guest at the party
George Ooppee McCurn ...
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Joshie Armstead ...
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Frank Carey ...
Mr. Johnson
Nate Barnett ...
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Miss Maybell
Avon Long ...
Brother Dave
Rhetta Hughes ...
Earnestine
Joe Keyes Jr. ...
Trinity (as Joseph Keyes)
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Film version of Melvin Van Peebles' Broadway musical. A pair of devil-bats take human form and crash a Harlem house party in an attempt to break it up. But somehow, their attempts to ruin the party fail.

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The Broadway production of "Don't Play Us Cheap" opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York on May 16, 1972 and ran for 164 performances. Thomas Anderson, Joshie Armstead, Robert Dunn, Jay Van Leer, Esther Rolle, Mabel King, George Ooppee McCurn, Frank Carey, Nate Barnett, Rhetta Hughes and Avon Long recreated their stage roles in this filmed production. The musical received two 1972 Tony Award nominations for Best Musical and Best Feature actor in a Musical - Avon Long. See more »

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Quittin' Time
Written by Melvin Van Peebles
Performed by George Ooppee McCurn
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A Great Movie For The Early 1970s
5 April 2003 | by (Portsmouth, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This was a cool musical movie! It was nice to see Esther Rolle and Teresa Merrit in another role besides the roles that made them very popular. This movie was so funny and crazy. It was definitely a great movie to be made in 1973!


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