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Boy! What a Girl [DVD] [1945]

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Boy! What a Girl
Fans of TV's Amos 'N' Andy series ought to get a big kick out of the black-oriented musical Boy! What a Girl. The "girl" in question, a winsome lass named Bumpsie, is played by none other than Tim "Kingfish" Moore! The story concerns two fly-by-night Harlem producers (Elwood Smith, Duke Williams) who hope to produce a hit Broadway play. Our heroes manage to line up a potential backer, who agrees to bankroll the show only if another backer puts up half the money. The producers engage the services of a female impersonator (Tim Moore) to pose as the second backer-and as a result, they end up with the homeliest "leading lady" in show-biz history. The rest of the film is a vaudeville-style parade of such black specialty acts as the Sid Catlett Orchestra, the Slam Stewart Trio and Deek Watson's Brown Dots. Highlights include a startlingly suggestive dance routine by the International Jitterbugs and a drum solo by Gene Krupa, the only white member of the cast. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Tim Moore - Bumpsie, the Girl
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    Elwood Smith - Jim
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    Duke Williams - Harry
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    Sheila Guyse - Cummings Sister
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    Sybil Lewis - Mme. Deborah
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