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Duke Is Tops

Duke Is Tops (1938)

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Release Date: Sep 1, 1938 Wide

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Also known as The Duke Is Tops, this is one of the best examples of the many all-black films made in the 1930s for what were then designated as "colored" theatres. Looking about 15 years old, Lena Horne plays the main attraction for the stage shows put on by a fellow named Duke (Ralph Cooper). When she gets a chance at a Broadway show, Lena swiftly severs all ties with Duke. But when Lena's big-time debut threatens to be a disaster, it is Duke who saves the day. The dialogue is for the birds,

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Musical & Performing Arts

Phil Dunham

American Pop Classics

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Mildly entertaining all-black musical that introduced a 21-year-old Lena Horne.

May 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

An all-black film made in the 1930s that costars the 21-year-old Lena Horne, in her first film role.

October 20, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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