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Duke Is Tops

Duke Is Tops

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A popular small-town singer dubbed "The Bronze Venus" gets offered a shot at the big time in New York City, but it will mean leaving behind the loyal promoter who helped her make it this far. This remarkable film, one of the many so-called "race movies" made in the 1930s and '40s for the all-black theaters in existence at the time, also marks the screen debut of a 20 year-old Lena Horne, and co-stars Ralph Cooper, longtime host of "Amateur Night at the Apollo". in the film debut of Lena Horne, Duke is a stage show promoter in love with the a successful performer. When he realizes that promoters want her to go to big leagues and she refuses to leave, he devises a deception so that she can better her career.

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    Title: Duke Is Tops
    Genre: Musicals (Theatrical)
    Starring: Ralph Cooper, Cab Calloway, Lena Horne, William Campbell, Lawrence Criner, Ida James, Monte Hawley, Frederick Johnson, Jeni Le Gon, Neva Peoples
    Director: William Nolte
    Attributes: Manufactured on Demand
    Release Date: 1/24/2012
    Original Year: 1938
    Product Type: DVD
    Catalog #: 5702499
    UPC: 874757024998
    Item #: 2860X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 1/24/2012
    Run Time: 75 minutes
    Studio: American Pop Classic