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Monday, December 4, 2017

It Happened In Harlem (1945)

Ed Smalls is doing a tremendous business at Smalls Paradise Cafe in Harlem because Billy Bond is making a big hit with his singing. But when Smalls tell Bond that there will be a lot of celebrities in for the show, Bond shows his boss the paper - it's from Uncle Sam. Smalls is frantic, as he knows of no one who can replace Bond, so he starts accepting auditions to replace Bond. Frankie, a singer with a bobbysoxer crowd but little known, is turned away at the audition. Little Miss Brown, a Frankie fan, persuades Bond to listen to Frankie. 

**This film is located at the Library of Congress and Smithsonian, but never released and not archived online for viewing. We are considering this film missing until available to the public.**