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Killer Diller (1948)
Starring Dusty Fletcher and Butterfly McQueen

Beautiful print and will play in all DVD players.
Director: Josh Binney
Writers: Hal Seeger (screenplay), Hal Seeger (story)

Stars: Dusty Fletcher, George Wiltshire, Butterfly McQueen, Nellie Hill, King Cole Trio, Andy Kirk, The Clark Brothers, Sid Easton, Gus Smith, Moms Mabley, Ken Renard, The Four Congaroos

Songs include:

Breezy and the Bass
Music by Nat 'King' Cole and Johnny Miller
Performed by The King Cole Trio, featuring Johnny Miller

Basie Boogie
Music by Count Basie and Milton Ebbens
Performed by Andy Kirk and His Orchestra

Gator Serenade
Composer Undetermined
Performed by Andy Kirk and His Orchestra

Apollo Groove
Composer Undetermined
Performed by Andy Kirk and His Orchestra

Ooh, Kickeroonie
Music and Lyrics by Nat 'King' Cole
Performed by The King Cole Trio

Now He Tells Me
Music and Lyrics by Don Wolf and Alan Brandt
Performed by The King Cole Trio

If I didn't Care
Music and Lyrics by Jack Lawrence
Sung by Patterson and Jackson

I Believe
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Patterson and Jackson

Ain't Misbehavin'
Music by Fats Waller and Harry Brooks
Lyrics by Andy Razaf
Sung by Patterson and Jackson

It Ain't Nobody's Business What I Do
Music and lyrics by S.G. Stampsel, Morris Markowitz and J.A. Browne
Performed on piano and sung by Beverley White

I Don't Want to Get Married
Composer Undetermined
Performed on piano and sung by Beverly White

Don't Sit on My Bed!
Composer Undetermined
Performed by Moms Mabley
Dusty Fletcher plays a comic, tap dancer and bad magician. While practicing his routine for that evening's variety show, he accidentally vanishes Lola (Nellie Hill), the girlfriend of the show's manager Baltimore Dumdone (George Wiltshire). She was wearing a thousand-dollar string of pearls and it seems most likely that criminality is afoot.
Dusty's slapstick antics take up a large portion of the film's first act, with some Keystone Cops type schtick thrown in when four police officers (Fredie Robinson, William Campbell, Edgar Martin and Sidney Easton) begin chasing Dusty in and out of his disappearance-cabinet.
The variety show features Ray Abrams & Gator Green playing the two-tenor sax number "Gator Serenade" written by Green, supported by the rest of the Andy Kirk and His Orchestra. Beverly White sings the racy jazz tune "I Don't Want to Get Married." Her second song "Ain't Nobody's Business What I Do" is likewise racy, about the joy of carousing and cheating: "If I feel like going out and having some fun/ With some young cat who looks like he might be my son/ That ain't nobody's business what I do."
The act of Warren Patterson & Al Jackson sing Jule Styne & Sammy Kahn's "I Believe," Warren leading off and Al doing his part as a Louis Armstrong impersonation. Then Al sings the Fats Waller classic "Ain't Misbehavin" as Warren tap dances. He is still dancing like crazy when Al adds "Wonderful One" to his medley. Lastly they impersonate the Ink Spots though there's only two of them to recreate "If I Didn't Care," Warren duplicating the tenor lead very nicely until he intentionally goes comical while Al does the spoken bridge with new silly words.
Order this rarely-seen and hard-to-find classic today for the low price of $5.99.
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