Boy! What a Girl

Boy! What a Girl

Tim Moore
Director: Arthur Leonard Cast: Tim Moore
Tim Moore
, Elwood Smith
Elwood Smith
, Duke Williams
Duke Williams
Arthur Leonard


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Fans of TV's Amos 'N' Andy series ought to get a big kick out of the black-oriented musical Boy! What a Girl. The "girl" in question, a winsome lass named Bumpsie, is played by none other than Tim "Kingfish" Moore! The story concerns two fly-by-night Harlem producers (Elwood Smith, Duke Williams) who hope to produce a hit Broadway play. Our heroes manage to line up a potential backer, who agrees to bankroll the show only if another backer puts up half the money. The producers engage the services of a female impersonator (Tim Moore) to pose as the second backer-and as a result, they end up with the homeliest "leading lady" in show-biz history. The rest of the film is a vaudeville-style parade of such black specialty acts as the Sid Catlett Orchestra, the Slam Stewart Trio and Deek Watson's Brown Dots. Highlights include a startlingly suggestive dance routine by the International Jitterbugs and a drum solo by Gene Krupa, the only white member of the cast.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827167821
Original Release: 1945
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 44,167

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tim Moore Bumpsie, the Girl
Elwood Smith Jim
Duke Williams Harry
Al Jackson Mr. Cummings
Sheila Guyse Cummings Sister
Belli Mays Cummings Sister
Sybil Lewis Mme. Deborah
Big Sid Catlett & Band The Gang
Ann Cornell Actor
Deek Watson and the Brown Dots Dots
Harlemaniacs Actor
International Jitterbugs Actor
Gene Krupa Actor
Beth Mays Actor
Slam Stewart Trio Actor
Milton Woods Actor

Technical Credits
Arthur Leonard Director
Walter Bishop Songwriter
Walter Fuller Songwriter
Jack Goldberg Producer
Jack Kemp Editor
Vincent Valentini Screenwriter
Deek Watson Songwriter
George Webber Cinematographer
Lou Williams Songwriter

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