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Dont Play Us Cheap

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Melvin Van Peebles' film version of his hit Broadway musical. A pair of brothers, sent by the Devil to crash a Harlem party and destroy its festive atmosphere, run into some problems when one of them falls in love with the host's young niece.

Don't Play Us Cheap is the film version of Van Peebles' hit Broadway musical that launched the careers of Esther Rolle ("Good Times") and Mabel King ("What's Happening!!")


Studio Universal (Music)
SKU 202041599
UPC 000799106228
UPC 14 00000799106228
Format DVD
Release Date 1/17/2006
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Name King,Mabel
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Cast & Crew
Esther Rolle - Actor
Joe Keyes, Jr. - Actor
Mabel King - Actor
Melvin Van Peebles - Director
Melvin Van Peebles - Writer
Melvin Van Peebles - Musical Score
Melvin Van Peebles - Editor
Rhetta Hughes - Actor
ReviewSource The Onion A.V. Club
Review Don't Play Us Cheap is broadly, humorously and exuberantly acted by its cast, which includes Esther Rolle from The Jeffersons. Better still, its songs, such as "You Cut Up The Clothes In The Closet Of My Dreams," are a lot of fun and make up for many of the rough edges. Fans of early-'70s black-themed films will want to give it a look, and those who think of Van Peebles only as an angry young man with a single message will be pleasantly surprised.
Reviewer Keith Phipps
ReviewRating 8
Product Attributes
Actor King,Mabel
Label Xenon/arena/praise/solar
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Fernando F. Croce, ...the film's irrepressibly ethnic vaudeville is irreplaceable Soul Capsule circa 1973...
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