Duke is Tops (Bronze Venus)
Black Heritage - (1938) 73 min. Directed by William L. Nolte. Cast: Lena Horne, Ralph Cooper
Duke Davis has invested all of his savings to back his sweetheart, Ethel, in a road show over the old T.O.B.A circuit, on which they both been performers since childhood. Marshall, a New York talent scout, makes an offer to Ethel as a single and to introduce her to take it, Duke writes a fake check made out to him for $5000 pretending he has sold his contract with Ethel to Marshall. Resentful and heartbroken she accepts and becomes a big hit in New York. When Duke is down on his luck, Ethel returns to help his new show.
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