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Big Timers (1945)

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A wealthy young society man is dating a beautiful young woman who he believes is also in his "class" because of her beautiful, classically trained singing voice. In actuality, she is the ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Stepin Fetchit ...
Porter / Specialty Act
Francine Everett ...
Betty Washburn / Specialty Act
Lou Swarz ...
Cora Washburn
Gertrude Saunders ...
Mabel Page / Specialty Act
Ed Hunter ...
Mr. Powers
Duke Williams ...
Tom Powers
Elveta Hunter ...
Mrs. Powers
Milton Woods ...
Hotel Manager
Walter Earle ...
Theater Manager
Rocky Brown ...
Specialty Act
Skylight ...
Specialty Act
Tarzana ...
Specialty Act
The All American Girl Band ...
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A wealthy young society man is dating a beautiful young woman who he believes is also in his "class" because of her beautiful, classically trained singing voice. In actuality, she is the daughter of a poor hotel maid, and in order to keep the boyfriend from finding out just how poor the family is, the mother manages to get a fancy room in the hotel to try to convince him that her daughter is "good enough" for him. Written by

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Francine Everett steals the movie again!
13 December 2005 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

This movie is a short one but it tries to fill in as much as it can and fast. Francine Everett is the only reason to see this movie, she's one of the most beautiful woman in movies ever and her beauty could rival any white actress. Francine plays a poor girl who's dating a wealthy, high society lieutenant and he think's she's high class because of her lovely trained voice. He sends a letter to her to let her know he's coming to meet her family. She's afraid for him to visit to find out she comes from a poor family and not marry her. Her mother who is a chambermaid helps her daughter by sneaking a hotel room and pretending she's a rich lady so her daughter won't be embrassed, their caught but everything works out in their favor. Francine always delivers the good even if others in the cast don't. Many said Francine was Hollywood material. She was offered a contract from Fox but her husband at the time actor Rex Ingram discouraged the idea. She refused many offers from Hollywood to play stereotypical type roles but she did appear in a few Hollywood productions but had she not turned down the contract from Fox there's no telling what she could have become. Francine didn't hit it big in Hollywood but she became a movie star to black America through black cinema. She got to do more in these types of movies than Lena Horne and Dorothy Dandridge ever did in Hollywood but because she didn't had cross over success she's overlooked. Lou Swarz is quite funny, she's like an Alice Brady. Duke Williams is the ideal movie matinée idol for girls, he's very handsome and not bad as an actor. Stepin Fetchit performance is one many blacks would look down on but look at him as a comedienne because that's what he is. The girl band in the movie has a great sound, remember this is the era of girl bands.

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