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Don't Play Us Cheap (1973)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Film version of Melvin Van Peebles' Broadway musical. A pair of devil-bats take human form and crash a Harlem house party in an attempt to break it up. But somehow, their attempts to ruin the party fail.

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Thomas Anderson ... Mr. Percy
Jay Van Leer ... Mrs. Johnson (as Jay Vanleer)
Robert Dunn ... Guest
... House guest at the party
George Ooppee McCurn ... Guest
Joshie Armstead ... Guest
Frank Carey ... Mr. Johnson
Nate Barnett ... Guest
... Miss Maybell
... Brother Dave
Rhetta Hughes ... Earnestine
Joe Keyes Jr. ... Trinity (as Joseph Keyes)
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Film version of Melvin Van Peebles' Broadway musical. A pair of devil-bats take human form and crash a Harlem house party in an attempt to break it up. But somehow, their attempts to ruin the party fail.

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Avon Long was nominated for the 1973 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actor in a Musical for "Don't Play Us Cheap" as David and recreated his role in this production. See more »

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Quittin' Time
Written by Melvin Van Peebles
Performed by George Ooppee McCurn
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Amazing
20 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

This film was a great commentary on the contrast of human values, especially the characters and their personal aspirations. It reminds us not to take everything about our lives so seriously and that all too often, some of the best things can come in the smallest of packages.It was nice to see Florida and Evilene act out different roles other than their showcased parts. The best part of the film was the crazy music. You can tell that the cast members had a really fun time. It's no Broadway legend, but it's cheesiness and its simplicity are sure to catch your eye. I caught it on BET Starz and I never forgot it. It makes me wish that people still had such house parties! Enjoy!


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