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" You'll Not Forget Her"

-- Synopsis: Bob Jordan (Billy Daniels) tries to pursue his struggling career as a band leader but must overcome many obstacles on his rise to fame and fortune, including a rich but bad-girl Vivian (Tondelayo) vs. a not so rich good-girl Barbara (Sheila Guyse) situation. But Jordan finally comes to realize that there is more to life than being a part of high society. He returns to his real love Barbara, and they are married in the Cinderella Night Club.

* Burlesque star " Tondaleyo" dances and musical numbers feature Entertaining musical with a mainly all-black cast. Lindy Dancers not known.

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1947Herald PicturesArthur H. Leonard
Runtime:Country Made:Language:Color:
75 minutes USA English Black and White
Genre:Featured Dancer Featured DanceDance Rating
Romance / Musical
TondelayoTap / Risque Very Good
Known DancersChoreographersActors / Actresses
Apus (Specialty Act) (musical director)Al Young (China man)
Estellita Billy Daniels (Bob) 
Leonard and Zolo (Specialty Act)  Dusty Freeman (Mooney) 
Tondelayo Emory Richardson (Great Joseph)  
  Fred Gordon (Press Agent) 
  Freddie Bartholomew (Himself)
  George Williams (Sonny)
  Gertrude Saunders (Mrs. Dryden)
  Harold Norton (Night Club MC)
  Hilda Offley (Mama Keyes)
  Jack Carter (Ralph)
  Percy Verwayen (MacMillan)
  Ruble Blakey (Barney)
  Sheila Guyse (Barbara)
  Tondaleyo (Vivian)
  William Greaves

Dances performed in this film    Special Dance Interest
Lindy Hop n/a n/a Jitterbug
Jitterbug (aka)     Lindy Hop
Tap     Tondaleyo
Some Music Titles in Film Bands / Musicians / Singers Posters / Lobby Cards
Cinderella " Big Sid" Catlett n/a
Is It Right Deek Watson and his Brown Dots    
It's A Lovely Day Lionel Hampton    
Long Legged Lizzie John Kirby's band and Ruble Blakey    
Ring Around My Rosie Sheila Guyse    
  Walter Fuller's orchestra    

Stage versions of the film

Cast Recording(s) / Soundtracks Similar Harlem Films Sheet Music Covers
n/a n/a Birmingham Blackbottom n/a
    Bessie Smith and Friends  
    Boarding House Blues  
    Burlesque In Harlem  
    Cabin In The Sky  
    Duke Is Tops  
    Juke Joint  

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August 18, 2007

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