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Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Duration: 2 Hours

(1943) Director Vincente Minnelli’s now-classic adaptation of Vernon Duke’s Broadway hit about Little Joe (Eddie “Rochester” Anderson), an inveterate gambler, torn between the emissaries of God and the devil, while good wife Petunia (Ethel Waters) tries to keep him from the snares of bad girl Georgia Brown (Lena Horne). Despite some period stereotyping, the musical is an incomparable compendium of the top black talent of the period (including Louis Armstrong, Rex Ingram, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, the Hall Johnson Choir), great songs (“Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe,” “Taking a Chance on Love”), with a solid, if simplistic, moral underpinning and redemptive ending. Some suggestive elements, gambling, adultery, and murder. (A-II -- adults and adolescents) TCM (cable)