Hi De Ho (1947)

PG   |    |  Musical


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Cab Calloway plays himself in a plot about jealousy, night clubs, and gangsters. Ends with a series of musical numbers.


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13 June 2014 | arfdawg-1
5
| Decent All Black Picture
THere are actually 3 different Cab Calloway movies made named Hi De Ho from 1934 to 1947.

All black casts.

It is surprising that these all black movies, depicting blacks as entertainers and professionals, not gangsters or criminals didn't provide a suitable role model to lift the black culture up.

The movie has the slimmest of plots and the exposition just serves as breaks between Cab's musical numbers.

Those are the only good part of the film, although it is a curious piece.

The Plot.

Bandleader Cab Calloway is tiring of his sexy girlfriend Minnie, who in turn is jealous of Cab's manager Nettie.

When Nettie gets Cab a job at the Brass Hat Club, Minnie retaliates for his imagined infidelity by setting gangster Boss Mason, owner of a rival club, against him.

Will she regret her action before it's too late?

(This plot resolves halfway through the film; the rest is a series of 'soundies' featuring the Calloway band's inimitable jive).

All-black cast.

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