Minstrel Man (1944)

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The story of a singer in a minstrel show, from his career highs to the tragedies in his personal life.


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9 May 2015 | llewis001
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| A Bit of History
All the previous reviews/critiques are probably right-on. I was happy to see the film because it presented a bit of theatrical history, showing something of what minstrel shows were like, especially in the opening "Gentlemen Be Seated" bit. Of course, there are similar historical pieces in other movies as well. I don't know that I had ever seen Benny Fields before, although he apparently had done many television appearances in the past, so I was curious to see him and hear him sing. Having seen this film, I rather understand why Ralph Meeker was chosen to play Fields in "Somebody Loves Me" opposite Betty Hutton and I now appreciate that bit of casting.

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Release Date:

1 August 1944

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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