A couple of theatrical producers try to get backing for their musical show.




Complete credited cast:
Tim Moore ...
Elwood Smith ...
Duke Williams ...
Harry Diggs
Alan Jackson ...
Mr. Cummings
Sheila Guyse ...
Francine Cummings
Betti Mays ...
Cristola Cummings
Sybil Lewis ...
Mme. Deborah Martin
Warren Patterson ...
Donaldson (the landlord)
Slam Stewart ...
Slam (as Slam Stewart Trio)
Deek Watson ...
Himself (as Deek Watson and the Brown Dots)
Sidney Catlett ...
Himself (as Big Sid Catlett)
Ann Cornell ...
Gene Krupa ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
International Jitterbugs ...
Themselves (as Harlemaniacs)
Basil Spears


Two small-time (aspiring to be big-time) producers are trying to convince a Chicago businessman to finance half of their show, while the other half is to be financed by a mysterious Mme. Deborah. But when Madame Deborah is not on hand to meet the money-man from Chicago, an ex-prizefighter is dressed to pose as her. Music and dancing provided by Deek Watson and His Brown Dots, 'Big' Sid Catlett and his band, and Ann Cornell and the International Jitterbugs. Drummer Gene Krupa has a drumming cameo. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Musical






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7 April 1947 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »


Oh Me, Oh My, Oh Gosh
Words and Music by Slam Stewart
Performed by the Slam Stewart Trio
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Tim Moore carried this movie with brilliant comedy.
31 July 1999 | by (Sylmar, California) – See all my reviews

Tim Moore (1888-1958) was also in a film titled: "BLACKBIRDS OF 1929." He played George "Kingfish" Stevens on the Amos'n'Andy television show by Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll. There were 75 episodes between 1951-1954, 60 of them survive. The showed was canceled in 1958 in some areas, but was shown on television in Charleston, South Carolina as late as 1963. Red Foxx liked the show and learned much of his comedy routine from Amos'n'Andy. Spencer Williams who played Andy was the first African-American to be a sound technician in motion pictures in 1928 and he acted in and directed many excellent all black cast and crew movies. Amos'n'Andy was the first show to depict African-Americans in roles other than servants, they were shown as policemen, judges, lawyers, doctors, but unfortunately this was the only t.v. programme that showed African-Americans and even though their comedy was tame compared to later black t.v. shows, it sometimes gave the wrong impression to European-Americans about African-Americans. This t.v. show is much discussed at California State University, Northridge's Pan-African Studies classes. I took classes in PAS and obtained a B.A. in Afro-American Studies and did essays on this and other t.v. programs and motion pictures with black casts. Gene Krupa the drummer also made a cameo appearance in this film.

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