Amos & Andy -Check and Double Check-DVD


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All Movie GuideOriginally released as Check and Double Check. Amos N Andy brought radios highest-rated program to the big screen. Amos N Andy were two black characters played by two white men. Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll. Donning blackface. Gosden and Correll are seen as well as heard as A&A. partners in the Harlem-based Fresh Air Taxicab Company. Our heroes spend most of their time helping the white romantic leads (Sue Carol and Charles Morton) try to locate a missing deed to some property owned by Mortons family. Eventually. Amos N Andy unwittingly end up in a haunted house. Virtually the only genuine African Americans in the film are the members of Duke Ellingtons Cotton Club orchestra. whose appearance at a high society ball is the device that brings A&A into the plot. Though no other Amos N Andy films would follow. a popular TV series later aired in the 1950s with black actors cast in the leads. Hal Erickson