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Paired together for the first time, these two features take advantage of the performing talents of Lean Horne and Cab Calloway plus great songs and swing bands!
Also included on this DVD is NEWSREEL which is in black & White and is not rated and running time is 5:47 minutes
Also included on this DVD is CARTOON TROLLEY AHOY (1936) featuring the Terrible Tempered Mr. Bang, Powerful Katrinka and Skipper. This runs for about 7.33 minutes and is in black & white and is not rated.
This double feature of all-black musicals includes:
HI DE HO (1947) - The legendary Cab Calloway stars in this musical about a band leader caught between two women and under pressure to take his band to a gangster-run establishment.
THE DUKE IS TOPS (1938) - Riding on the updraft of her successes in Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather, a very young Lena Horne makes her feature film debut in this all-black production as a singing sensation whose manager--in an unusual plot twist for the era--sacrifices his ambition for her sake. See individual titles for details.
I LOVE Cab Calloway but...bless him...he could NOT act. Neither could anyone ELSE in this movie! The MUSIC is great! Just fast forward to the musical numbers and you'll be fine. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Treasure Island Books
Absolute fun! You don't like this, you aint a mini moocher...you jus' plain dead. The most fun I've had watching something from a hip-er day! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Martin A. Carroll
Cab Calloway and his orchestra are fabulous in this movie. You have to be ready to ignore the scanty plot and wooden acting, however.Published 16 months ago by T. Parker
I felt it was good to see the performers. Didn't expect much of the acting since black subjects never have gotten and often still do not receive the kind of funding needed to... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Charles Lynch