Professional gambler The Duke (Dots Johnson) attempts to cheat Handsome Harry Hansom (Monte Hawley), who owns a successful Harlem nightclub, out of his club and his contract with his lead singer and girlfriend Tall, Tan, and Terrific (Francine Everett).
This leads to a murder that is solved by club comic Mantan Moreland and club photographer Butterbeans (Barbara Bradford).
August 24, 2019 Subject:
She Certainly is All That and More
A love story wrapped around a murder and fleshed out with some great singing and dancing and all this in just 42+ minutes. Francine Everett (Tall, Tan, and Terrific) sings a couple of songs and shows off what made her great. The other female vocalist, also great, is not identified. All the dance groups are fine and entertaining. The band is good. Actually, the least entertaining performer is Mantan Moreland (as himself) who reels off three tepid jokes, and later talks, rather than sings, a song. The club photographer Barbara "Butterbeans" Bradford ("Butterbeans") is fun. The male leads are olay in their stereotyped parts: Monte Hawley ("Handsome" Harry Hansom) is theclub owner who gets sucked into trouble: Dots Johnson ("The Duke") and Rudy Toombs (Lefty Gomez) make good crooked gamblers and thugs. Very enjoyable - for the entertainment portions, in particular.