A classic African-American film. Duke (Ralph Cooper) plays a theatrical producer puts aside his own success to boost the career of a young, talented singer as the Bronze Nightingale or Bronze Venus (Lena Horne.) Ralph Cooper is best remembered as the MC at the Apollo Theater. Lena Horne makes her film debut and Duke Ellington does not appear in this film. The DVD version includes Van Beuren Studios animated Mr. Bang, a newsreel with footage of Hitler, the Hindenberg disaster, and Joe Louis preparing for a fight.