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1. Yes Sir, Mr. Bones (1951)

Approved | 54 min | Comedy, Music

A young boy finds himself in a home for retired minstrel acts. He's anxious to find out as much as he can about them, and flashbacks show what it was like back in the days of the minstrel shows.

Director: Ron Ormond | Stars: Chick Watts, Cotton Watts, Ches Davis, F.E. Miller

Votes: 27

2. Burlesque in Harlem (1954)


A filming of a burlesque act in 1954 Harlem, complete with singers, baggy-pants comics and "exotic" dancers.

Director: William Alexander | Stars: Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham, Dick Barrow, Jo Jo Adams, Gertrude 'Baby' Banks

Votes: 18

3. Hi De Ho (1947)

PG | 72 min | Musical

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

Director: Josh Binney | Stars: Cab Calloway, Ida James, Jeni Le Gon, William Campbell

Votes: 200

4. Reet, Petite, and Gone (1947)

67 min | Musical

Old-time musical star Schyler Jarvis, now wealthy, is dying; his last act is a visionary plan for the future happiness of his son, swing bandleader Louis Jarvis, and Honey Carter, daughter ... See full summary »

Director: William Forest Crouch | Stars: Louis Jordan, June Richmond, Milton Woods, Bea Griffith

Votes: 93

5. Sepia Cinderella (1947)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Musical

A struggling songwriter (Billy Daniels) abandons his girlfriend (Sheila Guyse) for a flashy woman (Tondeleyo) after landing a hit.

Director: Arthur H. Leonard | Stars: Billy Daniels, Sheila Guyse, Tondaleyo, Ruble Blakey

Votes: 68

6. Look-Out Sister (1947)

Approved | 63 min | Music, Western

A famous bandleader, suffering from overwork and exhaustion, goes to a sanitarium for a rest. While there he dreams of being out west at a dude ranch, where he finds himself involved in the... See full summary »

Director: Bud Pollard | Stars: Louis Jordan, Suzette Harbin, Monte Hawley, Bob Scott

Votes: 32

7. Juke Joint (1947)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Drama

Two insolvent con men get involved in a small town beauty contest.

Director: Spencer Williams | Stars: Spencer Williams, July Jones, Inez Newell, Leonard Duncan

Votes: 63

8. Killer Diller (1948)

73 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

An all-Black comedy and dance revue with stars of stage and screen.

Director: Josh Binney | Stars: Dusty Fletcher, George Wiltshire, Butterfly McQueen, Nellie Hill

Votes: 108

9. St. Louis Blues (1958)

Not Rated | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Will Handy grows up in Memphis with his preacher father and his Aunt Hagar. His father intends for him to use his musical gifts only in church, but he can't stay away from the music of the ... See full summary »

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Nat 'King' Cole, Eartha Kitt, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald

Votes: 514

10. Junction 88 (1947)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy, Music

Small town lovers are aided by a visiting showman.

Director: George P. Quigley | Stars: Bob Howard, Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham, Noble Sissle, Wyatt Clark

Votes: 15

11. Boy! What a Girl! (1947)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Musical

A couple of theatrical producers try to get backing for their musical show.

Director: Arthur H. Leonard | Stars: Tim Moore, Elwood Smith, Duke Williams, Alan Jackson

Votes: 110

12. Souls of Sin (1949)

Not Rated | 64 min | Drama

Unsuccessful gambler 'Dollar Bill' Burton lives in a crummy New York basement room with old friend Bob and a new roommate, friendly blues singer 'Alabama' Lee. But, tired of being broke, ... See full summary »

Director: Powell Lindsay | Stars: Savannah Churchill, Jimmy Wright, Billie Allen, William Greaves

Votes: 17

13. New Orleans (1947)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A gambling hall owner relocates from New Orleans to Chicago and entertains his patrons with hot jazz by Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Woody Herman, and others.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Arturo de Córdova, Dorothy Patrick, Marjorie Lord, Irene Rich

Votes: 350

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