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Killer Diller


-- Synopsis:
     A superior cast of top black performers in a top-notch vaudeville show reminiscent of the old Apollo Theatre. The Plot is thin but more in a vaudeville type format and is based upon the story of a magician who does disappearing acts between everyones stage performances during this variety program. Much singing and dancing.

* Features:
     the Harlem Congeroo's (aka: Whitey's Lindy Hoppers) do the Lindy Hop. They were

choreographed by swing legend Frankie Manning. Great for any jazz, dance, Swing, or history buff.

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More Film Information below





1948 All American / Bci Eclipse Josh Binney


Country Made:



73 minutes USA English Black and White


Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Dance Rating

Harlem Musical / Drama
The Congeroo's Lindy Hop Excellent

Known Dancers


Actors / Actresses

Ann Johnson (Congeroo) Frankie Manning (Lindy Hop Scene)  
Clark Brothers, the (Tap) Charles Morrison (Choreographer) Augustus Smith
Congeroo's, the (Congeroo)   Butterfly McQueen
Frankie Manning (Congeroo)   Dusty Fletcher
Patterson and Jackson (Tap)   Edgar Martin 
Russell Williams (Congeroo)   Freddie Robinson 
Willa Mae Richter (Congeroo)   George Wiltshire
    Ken Renard
    'Moms' Mabley
    Nellie Hill
    Sidney Easton
    William Campbell

Dances performed in this film

Special Dance Interest

Lindy Hop n/a n/a Lindy Hop
Tap     The Congeroo's

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Bands | Musicians | Singers

Posters | Lobby Cards

Ain't Misbehavin' Andy Kirk and His Band Killer Diller
And Now He Tells Me (Nat) King Cole Trio    
Apollo Groove Butterfly McQueen    
Basie Boohie Johnny Miller (as The King Cole Trio)    
Breezy and the Bass Nat King Cole (as The King Cole Trio)    
Don’ t Sit on My Bed Oscar Moore (as The King Cole Trio)    
Gator Serenade      
I Believe      
I Don't Want to Get Married      
If I Didn't Care      
It Ain't Nobody's Business What I Do      
Now He Tells Me      
Ooh Kickerooney      

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