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Boarding House Blues (1948)

90 min | Musical

Tenants of a Harlem boarding house put on a show to save their home.
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Sydney Zucker (as Sid Zucker)
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Updated Sep 30, 1948

Release date
Sep 1948 (United States)

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Moms Mabley
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Marie Cooke
Lila Foster Lila Foster   See fewer
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Augustus Smith
Norman Norman Norman Norman   See fewer
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Johnny Lee
Stanley (as John D. Lee Jr.) Stanley (as John D. Lee Jr.)   See fewer
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Harold Cromer
Moofty Moofty   See fewer
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Sidney Easton
Boo Boo (as Sid Easton) Boo Boo (as Sid Easton)   See fewer
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Freddie Robinson
Freddie Freddie   See fewer
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John 'Spider Bruce' Mason
Boarders (with 'company') (as John Mason) Boarders (with 'company') (as John Mason)   See fewer
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John Riano
Steggy (the ape) Steggy (the ape)   See fewer
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Lucky Millinder
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Una Mae Carlisle
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Bull Moose Jackson
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Warren Berry
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Ananias Berry
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Anistine Allen
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Paul Breckenridge
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Eddie Hartman
Stumpy Stumpy   See fewer
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Lee Norman
Himself Himself   See fewer
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'Crip' Heard
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The Berry Brothers
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Lewis and White
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7.1 / 10 | 60 votes