Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Film version of Melvin Van Peebles' Broadway musical. A pair of devil-bats take human form and crash a Harlem house party in an attempt to break it up. But somehow, their attempts to ruin the party fail.
The Broadway production of "Don't Play Us Cheap" opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York on May 16, 1972 and ran for 164 performances. Thomas Anderson, Joshie Armstead, Robert Dunn, Jay Van Leer, Esther Rolle, Mabel King, George Ooppee McCurn, Frank Carey, Nate Barnett, Rhetta Hughes and Avon Long recreated their stage roles in this filmed production. The musical received two 1972 Tony Award nominations for Best Musical and Best Feature actor in a Musical - Avon Long.