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The Melancholy Dame (1929)

A nightclub owner's wife, jealous of his attentions to his star singer, schemes to get her fired.

Director:

Arvid E. Gillstrom

Writers:

Octavus Roy Cohen (story), Alfred A. Cohn (adaptation)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Edward Thompson Edward Thompson ... Permanent Williams
Evelyn Preer Evelyn Preer ... Jonquil Williams
Spencer Williams Spencer Williams ... Webster Dill
Roberta Hyson Roberta Hyson ... Sappho Dill
Charles Olden Charles Olden ... Florian Slappey
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Webster Hill Webster Hill
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Storyline

A nightclub owner's wife, jealous of his attentions to his star singer, schemes to get her fired.

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1929 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Christie Film Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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The first black talkie. See more »

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Decent Race Drama
26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Melancholy Dame, The (1929)

** (out of 4)

A store owner's (Edward Thompson) wife (Evelyn Preer) is highly upset that her husband is friendly with a waitress but there's an even bigger secret he's keeping. This black cast short really isn't that funny and doesn't contain too much of anything. There's a nice twist at the end but it's not worth sitting through just to get to it. Spencer Williams co-stars.

If you're interested in early race films then you'll still want to check this one out. You'll also want to follow the career of Williams who would go onto become one of the biggest directors in race cinema.


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