Look-Out Sister (1948)

Genres - Comedy, Musical, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western, Satire, Studio-Era Black Cinema  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Though atrociously directed, the all-black Look Out Sister is saved by its exuberant musical numbers. Bandleader Louis Jordan imagines that he's in charge of a dude ranch. Posing as a rootin' tootin' gunslinger, Jordan saves Suzette Harbin from the mustache-twirling machinations of Monty Hawley. The film's 64-minute running time easily accommodates eleven first-rate songs, most of them performed by Jordan and his Tympany Six. If you're looking for a genuine all-black western rather than a musical posing as a sagebrusher, try Herb Jeffries' Bronze Buckaroo or Harlem on the Prairie.

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cowboy, dude-ranch, bandleader, dream, foreclosure, homestead, love, romance