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Boy! What a Girl! (1947)

 -  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 ...
Jim Walton
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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Comedy | Musical

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Although he had minor roles in several films in the 1930s, this was the only starring role in a feature film for Tim Moore. See more »

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I Just Refuse to Sing The Blues
Words and Music by Walter Bishop
Performed by unidentified/uncredited singer and trio
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The Kingfish in Drag! What a fine, funny film!
8 July 2002 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Tim Moore was a comic genius who I presume got his start if vaudeville and later portrayed the Kingfish in Amos and Andy. In this flick he plays a transvestite without any of the corny moralistic excuses used in Doubtfire or Tootsie. As with most of these African-American films from the 40's, there's great music, beautiful women, outrageous comedy. Don't miss this one!


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