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Don't Play Us Cheap (1972)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 11 December 1972 (USA)
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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Melvin Van Peebles
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Thomas Anderson Thomas Anderson ... Mr. Percy
Jay Van Leer Jay Van Leer ... Mrs. Johnson (as Jay Vanleer)
Robert Dunn Robert Dunn ... Guest
Mabel King ... House guest at the party
George Ooppee McCurn George Ooppee McCurn ... Guest
Joshie Armstead Joshie Armstead ... Guest
Frank Carey Frank Carey ... Mr. Johnson
Nate Barnett Nate Barnett ... Guest
Esther Rolle ... Miss Maybell
Avon Long ... Brother Dave
Rhetta Hughes Rhetta Hughes ... Earnestine
Joe Keyes Jr. 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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Not Rated
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Trivia

The album cover for Melvin Van Peebles' "As Serious As A Heart-Attack" can be seen on the door of the bathroom during the film's ending credits. See more »

Soundtracks

I'm A Bad Character
Written byMelvin Van Peebles
Produced by Melvin Van Peebles and Herschel Dwellingham
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All Around Bad
20 April 2020 | by BirdzOfParadiseSee all my reviews

I'm in disbelief how anyone could recommend this movie in 2020. Perhaps it wasn't seen as the travesty it is 50 years ago but there is nearly nothing redeemable about this. Some of the music was ok at best...and that's the only positive I have and why I have it. 2. Just terrible...terrible story, terrible writing, shot terribly, terrible acting from most of the cast.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1972 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

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Mono

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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