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Minstrel Man

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Musical 19441h 10mOn: Epix Tags: Music Medieval Country: America

Unusually elaborate for a PRC film, Minstrel Man is a lively musical drama built around the talents of veteran vaudevillian Benny Fields. The star is cast as Dixie Boy Johnson, who rises from the ranks of minstrel shows to become a top Broadway attraction. On the opening night of his greatest stage triumph, Dixie Boy's wife dies in childbirth. Profoundly shaken, he walks out of the show, leaving the baby to be raised by his showbiz pals Mae and Lasses White (Gladys George, Roscoe Karns). The kid grows up to be an attractive young woman named Caroline (Judy Clark), who follows in her dad's footsteps by billing herself as-that's right-Dixie Girl Johnson. This leads to a tearful reunion between Caroline and the father she'd long assumed to be dead. If Minstrel Man seems at times to be a dress rehearsal for Columbia's The Jolson Story (1946), it shouldn't surprising: the PRC film was directed by Joseph H. Lewis, who went on to helm Jolson Story's musical highlights.Minstrel Man featuring Benny Fields and Gladys George is streaming on Epix, and available for purchase on Prime Video. It's a musical movie with a less than average IMDb audience rating of 5.1 (149 votes).

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#61,590 Ranked Movie

#285 Ranked in Medieval Movies

#1305 Ranked in Movies on Epix

#3425 Ranked in Musical Movies

Minstrel Man has a less than average IMDb audience rating of 5.1 (149 votes). The movie is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.

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