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Minstrel Man

Minstrel Man (1944)

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Release Date: Aug 1, 1944 Wide

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Unusually elaborate for a PRC film, Minstrel Man is a lively musical drama built around the talents of veteran vaudevillian Benny Fields. The star is cast as Dixie Boy Johnson, who rises from the ranks of minstrel shows to become a top Broadway attraction. On the opening night of his greatest stage triumph, Dixie Boy's wife dies in childbirth. Profoundly shaken, he walks out of the show, leaving the baby to be raised by his showbiz pals Mae and Lasses White (Gladys George, Roscoe Karns). The kid

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Failed musical about painfully dated subject of minstrel shows, mainly avoids stereotyping black people, but has few positive virtues other than musical number A Great Day's Coming.

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