Two black brothers in a traveling minstrel show in the early part of the century have two different goals. One brother is determined to succeed in a field that is dominated by white ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Harry Brown Jr.
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Charlie Bates
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Rennie Brown (as Stanley Clay)
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Jesamine (as Saundra Sharp)
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Tambo
Gene Bell ...
Harry Brown Sr. - Fat Man
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George
Anthony Amos ...
Young Harry Jr.
Amechi Uzodinma ...
Young Rennie
Arthur Rooks ...
Robert
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Tess
Wilbur Swartz ...
Tobias Finch
Robert Earle ...
Oliver Turpin
Don Lutenbacher ...
Carmichael
Bill Holliday ...
Pitchman
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Two black brothers in a traveling minstrel show in the early part of the century have two different goals. One brother is determined to succeed in a field that is dominated by white performers in blackface, and the other is a composer fighting to break away from the stereotypes associated with black minstrel performers. Written by Anonymous

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2 March 1977 (USA)  »

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Excellent drama about racial issues
31 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

It's too bad this TV movie has gotten lost and is unavailable on video--Maltin used to list it, and called it "outstanding". A touring minstrel company in the early part of the twentieth century is the focus; its experiences are used to dramatize the reality of racial relations in America; it resonates even today. It is honest, funny, and tragic. Somebody reissue it!


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