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Killer Diller (1948)

| Comedy, Drama, Music
An all-Black comedy and dance revue with stars of stage and screen.

Director:

Josh Binney

Writers:

Hal Seeger (screenplay), Hal Seeger (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dusty Fletcher Dusty Fletcher ... Dusty (as Dusty 'Open the Door Richard' Fletcher)
George Wiltshire George Wiltshire ... Dumdone, the Manager
Butterfly McQueen ... Butterfly
Nellie Hill Nellie Hill ... Lola, His Fianée
Freddie Robinson Freddie Robinson ... Sarge
William Campbell William Campbell ... Policeman
Edgar Martin Edgar Martin ... Policeman
Sidney Easton Sidney Easton ... Policeman (as Sid Easton)
Augustus Smith Augustus Smith ... Stage Hand (as Gus Smith)
Moms Mabley ... Herself (as Jackie Mabley)
Ken Renard ... The Great Voodoo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andy Kirk and His Orchestra Andy Kirk and His Orchestra ... Themselves
James Clark James Clark ... Himself (as The Clark Brothers)
Steve Clark Steve Clark ... Himself (as The Clark Brothers)
Nat 'King' Cole ... Himself (as King Cole Trio)
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An all-Black comedy and dance revue with stars of stage and screen.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Production Co:

All-American News See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Featured in That's Black Entertainment: Comedians (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

If I didn't Care
Music and Lyrics by Jack Lawrence
Sung by Warren Patterson and ? Jackson, in imitation of the 4 Inkspots (as Patterson and Jackson)
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Not as good as it sounds
28 December 2006 | by fubared1See all my reviews

Don't be fooled by the other reviewers. Although this film contains an impressive array of talent, the material they present leaves a great deal to be desired. Nat King Cole's 3 numbers are pretty lame and not even close to his later efforts, though he does impress with his piano playing. 'Moms' Mabley is not a bit funny, though I remember her as a very entertaining talk show guest from my youth. Actually, the best performances are from a couple of fat guys who impress with a lively tap dance and a Four Tops takeoff, and the jazz band itself, especially in the number featuring the bass player. The print itself is pretty poor quality, and the wonderful Butterfly McQueen is totally wasted in the wraparound plot.


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