MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 37,041 this week

The Black Network (1936)

 -  Musical | Short  -  4 April 1936 (USA)
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 55 users  
Reviews: 5 user

The owner of a shoe polish company sponsors a radio show that showcases black performers. Since his wife's father put up the money to be the sponsor, she insists on singing on the show. She... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(story)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4468 titles
created 27 Oct 2011
 
a list of 192 titles
created 25 Jan 2013
 
a list of 3859 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 1587 titles
created 18 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 14 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Black Network (1936)

The Black Network (1936) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Black Network.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Nina Mae - Radio Singer
The Nicholas Brothers ...
Dance Team
The Washboard Serenaders ...
Washboard Serenaders
Emmett 'Babe' Wallace ...
Babe (as Babe Wallace)
Amanda Randolph ...
Mezzanine Johnson
Bill 'Basement' Brown ...
Brutus Johnson
Edit

Storyline

The owner of a shoe polish company sponsors a radio show that showcases black performers. Since his wife's father put up the money to be the sponsor, she insists on singing on the show. She goes on after the main star, singer Nina Mae McKinney. The wife sings so badly that the sponsor's customers abandon him. He is forced to shine shoes on street corners, while Nina Mae and her boyfriend win a bet on a daily number and end up on easy street. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Musical | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

4 April 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Broadway Brevities: The Black Network  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Vitaphone production reels #1945-1946. See more »

Connections

References Broadway Gondolier (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Without a Word of Warning
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Emmett 'Babe' Wallace
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nina is The Greatest!
9 June 2002 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Nina Mae McKinney, I have to say is the greatest, its ashame she's been forgotten, she was before Lena Horne and Dorothy Dandridge, but because she wouldn't kiss anyone's butt or play maids or stereotype roles she didn't last long in Hollywood, she was a tough woman. She did great in Hallelujah, the best first talkie all black musical. She does wonderful in this short, I went through hell finding and collecting these black short musicals of that 30s and 40s era but their worth it. This short film is great. Nina Mae looks beautiful and sings a great low-down song with scat. I have it and its beautiful, and I watch it over and over again, its great better over and over again, the whole cast Amanda Randolph and the WashBoard Serenaders. You'll love it, Turner Classic Movies may show it, but you have to catch it, because they have no schedule for shorts.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
where to find this film. klosterfelder
Discuss The Black Network (1936) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?