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Boy! What a Girl! (1947)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  7 April 1947 (USA)
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A couple of theatrical producers try to get backing for their musical show.

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Cast

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 ...
Herself
Gene Krupa ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
International Jitterbugs ...
Themselves (as Harlemaniacs)
Basil Spears
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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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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 »

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Slamboree
Music by Slam Stewart
Performed by the Slam Stewart Trio
(over the titles and first scenes)
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If Only
8 February 2005 | by (New Hampshire) – See all my reviews

If this film had been made with Hope & Crosby in the leading roles it would probably be considered one of the all-time great comedies. Because the characters were Negro, it's been relegated to the hinterlands. For years it was in obscurity until TCM showed it a few years ago. I was lucky enough to tape it. However, it has now come out on DVD!! A place called deepdiscount something-or-other lists it.

I have seen (more than once) all the road films, as well as many of the comedies form the golden age of movies. Tis film can hold it's own with any of them. However, the viewer has to be able to disabuse himself of modern PC-like considerations and accept the film for what it was--- a race movie aimed a a target audience.


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