Harlem Double Feature: Hi De Ho (1947) / Duke Is Tops (1938)
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 18 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: December 19, 2006
- Originally Released: 1947
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- (unspecified) - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Cab Calloway & Lena Horne|
|Directed by||Josh Binney & William L. Nolte|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Stars Cab Calloway, Jeni LeGon, George Wiltshire and Ida James; Directed by Josh Binney.
The Duke Is Tops (B&W, 1938): Beautiful songstress, Ethel Andrews, is destined for stardom, so her manager and sweetheart, Duke Davis, reluctantly signs over her contract to big-time New York producers. Now unemployed, Duke lends his show-business savvy and talent to an old friend's traveling medicine show. Sadly, he follows Ethel's success from a distance, but destiny has its own designs on the separated couple.
The Duke Is Tops marks the film debut of a radiant 21-year-old Lena Horne. Lena had been dancing since the age of 16 at the Cotton Club in Harlem, where she had help from Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington. Her biggest break came in 1943 when her rendition of the title song in Stormy Weather became a huge hit on the musical charts.
Stars Ralph Cooper and Lena Horne;Directed by William L. Nolte.
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.
- Sales Rank: 1,303
- UPC: 089218522894
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