The Duke Is Tops

The Duke Is Tops

Ralph Cooper
Ralph Cooper
Director: William L. Nolte Cast: Ralph Cooper
Ralph Cooper
, Lena Horne
Lena Horne
, Lawrence Criner
Lawrence Criner
William L. Nolte

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Overview

Also known as The Duke Is Tops, this is one of the best examples of the many all-black films made in the 1930s for what were then designated as "colored" theatres. Looking about 15 years old, Lena Horne plays the main attraction for the stage shows put on by a fellow named Duke (Ralph Cooper). When she gets a chance at a Broadway show, Lena swiftly severs all ties with Duke. But when Lena's big-time debut threatens to be a disaster, it is Duke who saves the day. The dialogue is for the birds, but The Duke Is Tops is aces when it comes to musical numbers.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/01/2019
UPC: 0825452535593
Original Release: 1938
Rating: NR
Source: Team Marketing
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:15:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ralph Cooper Duke Davis
Lena Horne Ethel
Lawrence Criner Doc Dorando
Monte Hawley Marshall
Vernon McCalla Mason
Edward Thompson Fenton
Neva Peoples Ella
Johnny Taylor Dippy
Everett Brown Sheriff
Arthur Ray Druggist
Guernsey Morrow Lake
Basin Street Boys Singing Quartet
Marie Bryant Actor
Cats and the Riddle Instrumental Trio
Charles Hawkins Sam
Ray Martin Joe
Rubber Neck Boys Actor
Rubberneck Holmes Dancer

Technical Credits
Ralph Cooper Director
William L. Nolte Director
Harvey Brooks Songwriter
Robert C. Cline Cinematographer
Lew Crawson Choreography
Phil Dunham Screenwriter
Ben Ellison Songwriter
Harry M. Popkin Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Duke Is Tops
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [:40]
2. Chapter 2 [:40]
3. Chapter 3 [:40]
4. Chapter 4 [:40]
5. Chapter 5 [:20]
6. Chapter 6 [:20]
7. Chapter 7 [:40]
8. Chapter 8 [:40]
9. Chapter 9 [:40]
10. Chapter 10 [:40]
11. Chapter 11 [:40]
12. Chapter 12 [:40]
13. Chapter 13 [:40]
14. Chapter 14 [:40]
15. Chapter 15 [:20]
16. Chapter 16 [:20]
17. Chapter 17 [:40]
18. Chapter 18 [:40]
19. Chapter 19 [:40]
20. Chapter 20 [:40]
21. Chapter 21 [:40]
22. Chapter 22 [:40]
23. Chapter 23 [:40]
24. Chapter 24 [:40]
25. Chapter 25 [:20]
26. Chapter 26 [:20]

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