Check and Double Check

Check and Double Check

Freeman Gosden
Director: Melville W. Brown Cast: Freeman Gosden
Freeman Gosden
, Charles J. Correll
Charles J. Correll
, Sue Carol
Sue Carol
Melville W. Brown

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Check and Double Check brought radio's highest-rated program to the big screen. Amos 'N' Andy were two black characters played by two white men, Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll. Donning blackface, Gosden and Correll are seen as well as heard as A&A, partners in the Harlem-based Fresh Air Taxicab Company. Our heroes spend most of their time helping the white romantic leads (Sue Carol and Charles Morton) try to locate a missing deed to some property owned by Morton's family. Eventually, Amos 'N' Andy unwittingly end up in a haunted house. Virtually the only genuine African Americans in the film are the members of Duke Ellington's Cotton Club orchestra, whose appearance at a high society ball is the device that brings A&A into the plot. Though no other Amos 'N' Andy films would follow, a popular TV series later aired in the 1950s with black actors cast in the leads.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/2017
UPC: 0889290242686
Original Release: 1930
Source: Film Detective
Time: 1:17:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Freeman Gosden Amos
Charles J. Correll Andy
Sue Carol Jean Blair
Charles Morton Richard Williams
Ralf Harolde Ralph Crawford
Edward Martindel John Blair
Russell Powell Kingfish
Patrick Conway Cop
Robert E. Homans Nathan
Duke Ellington Actor
Rita La Roy Elinor Crawford
Irene Rich Mrs. Blair

Technical Credits
Melville W. Brown Director
Bert Kalmar Screenwriter
Bert Kamer Songwriter
William Marshall Cinematographer
Max Ree Art Director
J. Walter Ruben Screenwriter
Harry Ruby Songwriter,Screenwriter
Max Steiner Score Composer

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