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Mortimer Dumdone (George Wiltshire), the impresario of a theater who is presenting a variety show, somehow seeing his fiance, Lola (Nellie Hill) disappear in a magic trick with a string of expensive pearls around her neck. A fake magician (Dusty "Open the Door, Richard" Fletcher), pretending to be Voodoo Man, is responsible. Dumdone's secretary, Butterfly McQueen, calls in the cops, who turn out to be a quartet of bumbling, falling, sprawling incompetents. Just about the only opportunity for talented and skilled black entertainers were in these unofficially segregated movies known as "race movies". See 25 year old Nat King Cole's sing with his early King Cole Trio. But the Clark Brothers are showstoppers and the Four Congaroos do the Lindy Hop while Andy Kirk's orchestra plays "Basie's Boogie." This is a genuinely diverting and historically important production.