The first Amos n’ Andy film. Amos n Andy creators Gosden and Correll were white actors familiar with minstrel traditions. They met in Durham, North Carolina in 1920, and by the fall of 1925, they were performing nightly song-and-patter routines on the Chicago Tribune’s station WGN.
A little girl named Jody has her heart set on a new hat to go to a party… but it’s a magic hat. It’s round and flat and has feathers sticking out.
A daughter has fantasies that one of her parents is having an affair and it causes all sorts of comedic problems.
It was nice to see Dawn Wells looking good. She made this little movie last year and I thought it was cute.
The Life of Riley was enormously popular on radio and this TV show has William Bendix playing Riley. Riley was a prototype for later blue-collar sitcom characters like Ralph Kramden and Fred Flintstone.
Africa Screams is a 1949 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. The film is notable for having two members of the Three Stooges (Shemp Howard and Joe Besser) working together in a non-Stooge vehicle.
Here’s an Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, martini sipping comedy from 1964. She’s 1964 martini sipping precocious. He’s got writers block. In other words, it’s an Audrey Hepburn movie. You really can’t go too far wrong.