Check and Double Check (1930)

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Typical Amos 'n Andy storyline has the boys trying to make a go of their "open-air" taxi business while they get caught up in a society hassle, involving driving musicians to a fancy party.... See full summary »


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  • Charles J. Correll and Freeman F. Gosden in Check and Double Check (1930)
  • Charles J. Correll and Freeman F. Gosden in Check and Double Check (1930)
  • Charles J. Correll and Freeman F. Gosden in Check and Double Check (1930)
  • Charles J. Correll and Freeman F. Gosden in Check and Double Check (1930)
  • Charles J. Correll and Freeman F. Gosden in Check and Double Check (1930)

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5 February 2012 | earlytalkie
Not all that bad
"Check and Double Check" has been kicked around as one of the worst examples of racism extant in a film. While the characterizations are not exactly enlightening, there is some humor in the film, which would directly be related to fans of the radio series. The main problem most people have is the blackface of the lead actors from the radio show. One must remember that this was the number one radio show of it's era. Yes, the characters are portrayed as somewhat stupid bumblers, but so are a lot of white and ethnic characters from other radio and television series. Think "Gilligan's Island", "The Beverly Hillbillies", "Ma and Pa Kettle" or "Dagwood Bumstead". I have seen only a few samples of the TV series "Amos and Andy" but what I have seen is a truly funny and very warm-hearted series. Also, the characters get treated with respect by other, more sophisticated characters within the stories in both the TV and film versions. The most truly disgusting racial stereotypes I have ever seen in a film are in "Birth of a Nation," the truly appalling portrayal of the KKK as heroes in this wins hands down for me as the low point in portrayal of racial stereotype.

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