Beware (1946)

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Ware College is a small Black college in Ware, Ohio. Once prominent, it is now low in attendance, low in enrollment and low on money; and at a meeting with instructors Drury and Annabelle ... See full summary »


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Bud Pollard


John E. Gordon (story and screenplay)

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8 July 2008 | tavm
| I found Louis Jordan's Beware enjoyable enough to watch on his 100th birthday
On this-what would have been the 100th birthday of jazz musician Louis Jordan-I thought I'd watch another one of his movies he made for the Astor Pictures Corp.: Beware. He's Lucius 'Brokenshire' Louis Jordan here, a former Ware College student who stumbles there after his train is held over in the town of the same name. Turns out the son of the late founder is intent on closing the school unless the female teacher-who harbors a crush on Lucius-marries him. Now that I've got that filler plot out of the way, the real reason to see this less-than-an-hour picture is the many songs Jordan sings, one after another during the final 15 minutes, that brings energy and joy to the proceedings and should bring a smile to anyone who loves great jazz. I saw this on a 3-disc DVD set called Black Entertainment in Film that was probably the best available print the company had. There's also an amazing dance from Dimples Daniels playing the title character of Louis's song, "Long Legged Lizzie". I also liked the inspirationally up beat song by him called "Don't Worry 'Bout That Mule" among other entertaining numbers. So if you can tolerate the stilted dialogue that abounds here, I highly recommend Beware.

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3 July 1946



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