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The Black Network (1936)

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Brutus Johnson, owner of the Porter Pullman Shoe Polish Company, sponsors the Porter Pullman Shoe Polish Variety Program on the Black Network Broadcasting Co. Mezzanine Johnson, Brutus' ... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Mack

Writer:

A. Dorian Otvos (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nina Mae McKinney ... Nina Mae McKinney
The Nicholas Brothers ... The Nicholas Brothers
The Washboard Serenaders The Washboard Serenaders ... The Washboard Serenaders
Emmett 'Babe' Wallace Emmett 'Babe' Wallace ... Babe Wallace (as Babe Wallace)
Amanda Randolph Amanda Randolph ... Mezzanine Johnson
Bill 'Basement' Brown Bill 'Basement' Brown ... Brutus Johnson
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Brutus Johnson, owner of the Porter Pullman Shoe Polish Company, sponsors the Porter Pullman Shoe Polish Variety Program on the Black Network Broadcasting Co. Mezzanine Johnson, Brutus' controlling wife, has her own views of what she would like to happen on the show, she who believes has the right since it is her father who put up the money for the business. Mezzanine wants to take over the lead female singer spot from Nina Mae McKinney. This news does not sit well with Brutus, who still cannot control what his wife does. It also does not sit well with either Nina or Emmett 'Babe' Wallace, her male counterpart, the two who see themselves as a team and who learn the news through the grapevine. As the show continues and Mezzanine plots her take-over, Nina Mae and Babe have to figure out what to do to save their spots and to save the show. Nina Mae and Babe may get some unwitting help from The Nicholas Brothers, who plan to audition for the amateur segment of the show but who sell lucky ... Written by Huggo

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Musical | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

4 April 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broadway Brevities (1935-1936 season) #20: The Black Network See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Vitaphone production reels #1945-1946. See more »

Connections

References Broadway Gondolier (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Walking with My Sugar on Sugar Hill
(uncredited)
Written by Cliff Hess
Performed by Emmett 'Babe' Wallace
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Lovely Nina Mae McKinney has all the Jazz Baby qualities!
12 February 2001 | by Larry41OnEbay-2See all my reviews

The setting is the Black Radio Network where the sponsor has a successful show because of the lovely Nina Mae McKinney has all the Jazz Baby qualities and she and her boyfriend make the show a hit. But the sponsor's wife is jealous and bumps the young beauty off the air and ruins the show. The young Nicholas brothers drop by to sing and dance and sell a winning numbers ticket which in the end puts our pretty couple on Sugar Hill! Another number, some scat singing and those sexy brown eyes of Nina's make this another short to be savored again and again. If you can find it. you will be enchanted.


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