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Yes Sir, Mr. Bones (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 13 July 1951 (USA)
A young boy finds himself in a home for retired minstrel acts. He's anxious to find out as much as he can about them, and flashbacks show what it was like back in the days of the minstrel shows.

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Ron Ormond

Writer:

Ron Ormond
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chick Watts Chick Watts ... Chick
Cotton Watts Cotton Watts ... Cotton
Ches Davis Ches Davis ... Ches
F.E. Miller F.E. Miller ... Miller
William E. Green William E. Green ... Billy Green (as Billy Green)
Elliot Carpenter Elliot Carpenter ... Elliott (as Elliott Carpenter)
Ellen Sutton Ellen Sutton ... Ellen
Sally Anglim Sally Anglim ... Sally
Gary Jackson Gary Jackson ... Young Boy (as Gary L. Jackson)
Phil Arnold ... Phil
Slim Williams Slim Williams ... Slim
Emmett Miller Emmett Miller ... Emmett
Ned Haverly Ned Haverly ... Haverly
Brother Bones Brother Bones ... Bones
Scatman Crothers ... Scatman
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A young boy wanders into an old-folks home and expresses interest in the old-time minstrel shows. The home's residents, former minstrel men, begin reminiscing, via flashbacks, and the film cuts to a riverboat, and an old-fashioned black-face minstrel show with songs, dances, vaudeville skits and lots of banjo strumming. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Are you ready? Here come the showboat minstrels!

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Comedy | Music

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Classic Black Face!
26 July 2019 | by jmcookivSee all my reviews

Black Face has to be some of the most entertaining comedy of all time. The traveling Minstrel Shows of yesteryear were legendary for their performances. Thank to the likes of Cotton Watts on screen we haven't lost just a great art form.

Watch it and you'll be transported to a simpler and more peaceful time in America. Too bad they don't make these anymore. Great performances, funny, good tap and slide step. I was lucky enough to find it on dvd in the Showtime USA vol 2 collection.

So grab yourself some fried chicken and settle in for a good show!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1951 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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