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Boarding House Blues 1948 Moms Mabley Dusty Fletcher MP4 Download DVD

Boarding House Blues 1948 Moms Mabley Dusty Fletcher MP4 Download DVD
Boarding House Blues 1948 Moms Mabley Dusty Fletcher MP4 Download DVD
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The Classic 1948 Race Film Classic Starring Moms Mabley, Dusty Fletcher And Marcellus Wilson, And Featuring Lucky Millinder, Freddie Robinson, Bull Moose Jackson And More, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An MP4 Video Download Or Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD! (Black/White, 1 Hour 27 Minutes.)

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Mom (Moms Mabley) runs a Harlem theatrical boarding house for struggling entertainers, similar to the situation decades earlier when Mabley herself had lived in a boarding house for black entertainers in Buffalo, New York. When the boarding house is threatened with closure, and all the tenants evicted due to non-payments, everyone gets together to put on a show to raise the money needed to save Mom and their home The plot functions as a showcase for performance and comedy sketches and in the end enough money is raised to fend off the landlord.

Josh Binney

Hal Seeger

Moms Mabley ... Moms (as Jackie Mabley)
Dusty Fletcher ... Dusty
Marcellus Wilson ... Jerry
Marie Cooke ... Lila Foster
Augustus Smith ... Norman Norman
John D. Lee Jr. ... Stanley
Emory Richardson ... Simon
Harold Cromer ... Moofty
Sidney Easton ... Boo Boo (as Sid Easton)
Freddie Robinson ... Freddie
John Mason ... Boarders (with 'company')
John Riano ... Steggy (the ape)
Lucky Millinder ... Himself (bandleader)
Una Mae Carlisle ... Herself (singer)
Bull Moose Jackson ... Himself (singer)
Warren Berry ... One of Berry Brothers
Nyas Berry ... One of Berry Brothers
Anistine Allen ... Herself (singer)
Paul Breckenridge ... Himself (singer)
James Cross ... Stump
Eddie Hartman ... Stumpy
Lee Norman ... Themselves
'Crip' Heard ... Himself (one-legged dancer)
Edgar Martin ... Joe
The Berry Brothers ... Themselves
Lewis and White ... Themselves
Lucky Millinder and His Band ... Themselves

Boarding House Blues is a 1948 American musical race film directed by Josh Binney which featured the first starring film role by Moms Mabley. It was the penultimate feature film of All-American News, a company that made newsreels for black Americans. The film showcased Mabley's vaudeville-circuit comedy and captured her signature stances and expressions. The film was also one of the early iterations of Mabley's "Moms" persona. In 1994, the National Film Theatre in London featured the film in their "A Separate Cinema" season, which focused on the pioneers of black cinema in the United States. The film was cited as an example of "subversive" low budget black cinema in the 1940s. In 2022, the American Film Institute showed the film as part of the institute's "NYC's Postwar Film Renaissance" series.