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Showing posts with label 1934. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1934. Show all posts

Saturday, June 19, 2021

King for a Day (1934)

Bill refused a job in a show that is rehearsing, shoot dice with the producer — using two buckets the latter gave him. After the production opens and is going great, the ex-owner comes around looking for a handout, and in turn, he rolls them with Bill until he gets his show back. In between these incidents are some dancing and singing specialties.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Don Redman and His Orchestra (1934)

Don Redman performs in his newly opened cabaret called the Take-A-Chance Club. There are three musical numbers played, "Yeah Man," "Ill Wind", "Nagasaki," "and "Tall Man." The vocals for "Ill Wind" is sung by Harlan Lattimore.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Imitation of Life (1934)


Widow Bea Pullman (Claudette Colbert) and her daughter, Jessie, take in a fair-skinned black girl and her mother, housekeeper Delilah Johnson (Louise Beavers). Struggling to make ends meet, Delilah shares her family pancake recipe with Bea, and the two decide to start a business on the Atlantic City boardwalk. Together, the women find great success and considerable fortune, but they also encounter family hardships and some deep-seated identity and racial problems.