Added by on 2014-10-06

Boarding-House-Blues

Musical (1948) 90 minutes ~ Black & White

Feature:

This 1948 gem, set in a Harlem boardinghouse run by comedian Jackie “Moms” Mabley, portrays the heroic efforts of the “tenants” to prevent the place from closing its doors. To raise funds to keep it running, a motley crew of talented vaudeville performers — including Una Mae Carlisle, Lucky Millinder and His Band, The Berry Brothers, Bull Moose Jackson, Anistine Allen, Paul Breckenridge and the Lee Norman Trio — put on one last show-stopper.

Director: Josh Binney

Writer: Hal Seeger

Stars: Moms Mabley, Dusty Fletcher and Marcellus Wilson