MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 12,022 this week

Rhythm and Blues Revue (1955)

 -  Documentary | Music
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 67 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Extravaganza with lots of music legends from the 50s.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 300 titles
created 11 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 22 titles
created 02 Jun 2012
 
a list of 53 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 214 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 61 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rhythm and Blues Revue (1955)

Rhythm and Blues Revue (1955) on IMDb 7.3/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rhythm and Blues Revue.

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Rawley University is about to receive a star athlete who could give it the first championship rowing team it's ever had. Unfortunately, he gets drafted into the army before he's able to ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Yarbrough
Stars: Frankie Darro, Marcia Mae Jones, Jackie Moran
Biography | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Exploitation film-maker Bud Pollard appears on screen to tell us of Bing Crosby's rise to fame, using scenes from four early Crosby shorts to illustrate his fictional biography.

Directors: Bud Pollard, Del Lord, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Bing Crosby, Luis Alberni, Bud Pollard
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Through a fluke circumstance a ruthless woman stumbles across a suitcase filled with $60,000, and she is determined to hold onto it even it if means murder.

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore, Dan Duryea
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

This is an edited version of the 1935 serial "The New Adventures of Tarzan."

Directors: Edward A. Kull, Wilbur McGaugh
Stars: Bruce Bennett, Ula Holt, Frank Baker
Comedy | Music | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Rangers Dave and Panhandle arrive and are joined by Lawyer Tex to try and stop the range war between the ranchers and the sheep men. After they jail the ranchers for attacking the sheep men... See full summary »

Director: Elmer Clifton
Stars: Tex Ritter, Dave O'Brien, Guy Wilkerson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lionel Hampton ...
Himself
Faye Adams ...
Herself
Bill Bailey ...
Himself
...
Himself
Flo Robinson ...
Herself (as Freddy and Flo)
Freddie Robinson ...
Himself (as Freddy and Flo)
Amos Milburn ...
Himself
The Larks ...
Themselves
...
Herself
Count Basie ...
Himself
Big Joe Turner ...
Himself (as Joe Turner)
Delta Rhythm Boys ...
Themselves
Martha Davis ...
Herself
Little Buck ...
Himself
...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Extravaganza with lots of music legends from the 50s.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

musician | song | singing | singer

Taglines:

It's The Greatest! Get With It!...

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot in 1954, not released until 1955. See more »


Soundtracks

He Plays Bass In The Basie Band
Performed by Count Basie and His Orchestra (as Count Basie and his orchestra)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Rhythm and Blues Revue is a rollicking good time for anyone interested in this sort of thing
13 February 2011 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

In continuing to review movies featuring African-Americans in chronological order for Black History Month, we're now at 1955 (or '54 since that's when this was filmed) where Willie Bryant hosts what I'm now commenting on here. It begins when Freddie Robinson interrupts Willie's hosting stints asking for a job. Then they do a mind reading routine involving a woman named Flo (who was married to Freddie in real life). I was partly amused by what this team came up with. Other comedy acts that appeared were Nipsey Russell and Mantan Moreland who were hilarious whether together or apart especially when the two did the "interrupted talk" routine which Moreland used to do with the late Ben Carter. There was also a sketch involving Bryant playing a con man tricking a cashier to give much of his money that was an amusing variation of an Abbott & Costello bit. Among the musical acts were such great Big Band leaders like Lionel Hampton and Count Basie especially when the latter performed the "One O'Clock Jump". There were a couple of entertaining dancers like Little Buck and Bill Bailey who did what would now be referred as the "Moonwalk" dance with him doing a couple of steps backwards. Among the great female singers that abounded: Sarah Vaughn, Martha Davis, Faye Adams, and Ruth Brown. Then there's the male contingent of Herb Jeffries, Amos Milburn, Cab Calloway doing his trademarked "Minnie the Moocher", Big Joe Turner on "Shake, Rattle, and Roll", Nat King Cole, and the Delta Rhythm Boys performing James Weldon Johnson's "Dry Bones". I think I just mentioned everyone so I'll just say that Rhythm and Blues Revue comes highly recommended. P.S. Both Bryant and Moreland are natives of my home state of Louisiana, Willie from New Orleans, Mantan from Monroe. James Weldon Johnson came from Jacksonville, FL, which was where I once lived from '87-'03. And one of the players, Freddie Robinson, I had previously seen in Moon Over Harlem and Killer Diller.


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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Good Movie jeberkin
Discuss Rhythm and Blues Revue (1955) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page