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Amazing Grace (1974)

G | | Comedy | 30 August 1974 (USA)
An elderly woman in a Baltimore neighborhood finds out that a somewhat slow-witted neighbor is being put up for local office by some shady politicians who have no interest in their ... See full summary »

Director:

Stan Lathan

Writer:

Matt Robinson
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Cast

Cast overview:
Moms Mabley ... Grace
Slappy White ... Forthwith Wilson
Rosalind Cash ... Creola Waters
Moses Gunn ... Welton J. Waters
James Karen ... Annenberg
George Lee Miles ... Blaney
Gary Bolling Gary Bolling ... William
Dolph Sweet ... Mayor Scott
Jon Richards Jon Richards ... Train Conductor
Stepin Fetchit ... Cousin Lincoln
Butterfly McQueen ... Clarine
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Storyline

An elderly woman in a Baltimore neighborhood finds out that a somewhat slow-witted neighbor is being put up for local office by some shady politicians who have no interest in their neighborhood but are interested in getting their hands on the money that comes into it. She gets some neighborhood people together and together they plan to thwart the politicians' schemes. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Who's Comin' to Put an End to Dirty Tricks, Crooked Politicians and Lyin' Mayors! Who? America's Most Glamorous, Sexiest Female Superstar! "Moms" Mabley! It's About Time!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

Final film of Moms Mabley. See more »

Goofs

According to dates on some of the newspapers on which headlines track the progress of the mayoral campaign, it is happening in 1973. Baltimore's had a mayoral election in 1971 and the mayor's term is 4 years, so the next one was in 1975. See more »

Quotes

Grace: A few more days like today and I ain't gonna have no days left at all.
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Crazy Credits

The producer gratefully acknowledges the cooperation of Morgan State College, Baltimore, Maryland; the sacrifice of two dozen Grade A, USDA-inspected, North Carolina chickens; and a whole batch of blessings from whom all blessings flow; Amen. See more »

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Soundtracks

Amazing Grace (How Sweet She Be)
Written by Matt Robinson
Sung by Marjorie Barnes
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Simplistic but enjoyable comedy.
14 February 2002 | by CobblerSee all my reviews

Amazing Grace features some extremely simplistic writing and broad (to say the least) acting, but the overall message of the film is positive and inspiring, and "Moms" is really a sight to see. She carries this film on her back with no effort at all. A classy performance by Moses Gunn and some wonderful location shooting (even though the film was shot in Philly, not Baltimore) aid the film as well. A bizarre cameo by Butterfly McQueen is the icing on the cake. Recommended. 7/10.


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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