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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Harlem is Heaven (1932)


Jean Stratton, a gorgeous teenage girl, arrives in Harlem looking for work. Her talent gets her a job as a showgirl at the Acme Theater. She's soon living at a boardinghouse with the Acme's star attraction, tap dancer Bill Robinson, and his pal, "Chummy" Walker. Both men are interested in the girl, though Jean prefers the younger Chummy. "Money" Johnson, the theater owner, is actually a racketeer, and tricks Chummy into taking the fall for his crimes. Realizing with a broken heart that Jean and Chummy are right for each other, Bill goes to the police with proof of Johnson's guilt. But doing the right thing may cost bill his life...