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Darktown Strutters (1975)

Syreena must investigate the disappearance of her mother, Cinderella. A series of wild complications follow.


William Witney


George Armitage (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Trina Parks ... Syreena
Edna Richardson Edna Richardson ... Carmen
Bettye Sweet Bettye Sweet ... Miranda
Shirley Washington Shirley Washington ... Theda
Roger E. Mosley ... Mellow
Curtis Price Curtis Price ... Lead singer at club
Christopher Joy Christopher Joy ... Wired
Stan Shaw ... Raunchy
Otis Day ... V.D. (as DeWayne Jesse)
Norman Bartold ... Commander Cross
Charles Knapp Charles Knapp ... Officer Tubbins
Edward Marshall Edward Marshall ... Officer Emmo
Dick Miller ... Officer Hugo
Milt Kogan ... Officer Babel
Gene Simms Gene Simms ... Flash


Syreena must investigate the disappearance of her mother, Cinderella. A series of wild complications follow.

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soft as silk, strong as steel See more »


Action | Comedy | Musical


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Release Date:

13 August 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Get Down and Boogie See more »

Filming Locations:

Tennessee, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Joe Viola was originally slated to direct this film. Moreover, screenwriter George Armitage also initially expressed interest in directing this film, but decided not to because he was busy working on another script that he sold called "Trophy" that never got made into a movie. See more »


Syreena: If you ever try to rape me again, I'm gonna break everything that hangs, dangles or swings!
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Crazy Credits

Any similarity between this true life adventure and the story Cinderella ... is bullshit. See more »


Shop Around
Performed by John Gary Williams and The Newcomers
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the film i've been looking for my whole life!
22 February 2008 | by leshahollandSee all my reviews

Once upon a time, back in the mid-1980s, I had a boyfriend who didn't own a television set. Often we would lay awake late into the night, listening to the stereo simulcast of a local "all-night movie" channel (XETV, Ch. 6)beamed from Mexico into our snug, San Diego homes. Imagine our surprise and delight upon the discovery of "Get Down and Boogie," A.K.A. Darktown Strutters! If you think WATCHING this flick is a surreal,disorienting experience, just imagine trying to decipher the plot without the visuals!!! Every since that fateful night back in 1988, i've been trying to procure my own copy of this flick, to no avail. (I got an incredibly sparse n' sleazy one-sheet for it one year @ The Comic-Con: "Get Down and Boogie --This movie will fry your eggs!")

It seems to've lapsed into a "public domain" kinda thing, as the only 'official' release I can find is from East/West DVD,one of those 99-cent-store outfits, wholesale only. I do not own a credit card, which severely limits my options here... What's a blaxploitation-struck gal to do?

....March 2008 UPDATE: I FINALLY got myself a DVD copy o' this flick through Amazon.com!! Sure, it's just the $1-Store, edited for television version jacked up to $9 for a used copy, but it looks like this is the best/closest i'll ever get, and I am, for the moment, fulfilled!!! (Now if I could just get that copy of "Black Devil Doll From Hell"...

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