The beautiful Nellie Hill has many admirers but when one of them gets killed all the others are suspected. All this in among some great singing and dancing, some great bands and songs. This... See full summary »
I know this is NOT politically correct....but it's STILL very funny despite its many limitations.
I see this film has a very, very, very low current score of 3.3. I can understand this, as the film suffers on two accounts. First, it is terribly politically incorrect and surely must offend a lot of folks. Second, the production values are minimal--and the only set appears to be a TINY dinner theater or nightclub and an itty-bitty stage with a cheap curtain behind it. But, still, I liked this film.
This short stars the king of bad black stereotypes, Stepin Fetchit. Here, he is older and his routine is very different from his 1930s style--and that's an improvement. He's still representing most everything bad about black stereotypes except that he's much more clever and actually funny. All alone, Fetchit delivers an often funny one-man act where he pretends to be a no-good drunk arriving home very late and wakes up the neighborhood in the process. You just have to see it to believe it and see that it is quite funny--and Fetchit clearly had talent. It's just too bad he was given so much negative material throughout his career.
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