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Good Movie, not shown enough.
27 September 2004
Saw this movie many years ago. Enjoyed it then and would probably enjoy it now. What strikes me as strange is that this movie is a bio of the Jimmy Lunceford band, which was one of the great bands of the 30's and 40's, which was black however in the movie all band members are portrayed as white. The movie was probably made at a major studio at the time and did not want to take a chance on making an all black movie and possibly losing money. There were a number of black actors available at the time that could have made the picture. Look at Stormy Weather, Cabin in the sky etc.

Anyone have any thoughts? Guess the world had a lot of prejudice at the time.
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10/10
A movie worth remembering
25 April 2004
I rated this move as a 10 because I recall seeing it over 50 years ago as a young boy and at that time it gave me great joy as it would if I saw it again today. True, it is a fantasy but isn't that what dreams are made of? I was fortunate enough to see this in a movie theater rather than television. Somehow when you see the old movies on TV they lose their magic.

I believe that this was the first picture that I can recall seeing Bob Cummings in.

I rated this move as a 10 because I recall seeing it over 50 years ago as a young boy and at that time it gave me great joy as it would if I saw it again today. True, it is a fantasy but isn't that what dreams are made of? I was fortunate enough to see this in a movie theater rather than television. Somehow when you see the old movies on TV they lose their magic.
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Strange Cargo (1940)
great
20 December 2003
When I first saw this movie, over 30 years ago, I was captivated by it and still am. Unfortunately they do not show it often enough. Gable, Crawford, Lorre, Lukas all great and surely missed. Truly one of the lost gems of the Golden Age. Have not seen in years and can not wait until it is shown again.
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Strange Cargo (1940)
great
20 December 2003
When I first saw this movie, over 30 years ago, I was captivated by it and still am. Unfortunately they do not show it often enough. Gable, Crawford, Lorre, Lukas all great and surely missed. Truely one of the lost gems of the Golden Age. Have not seen in years and can not wait until it is shown again.
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