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One of the few all-black productions of the 1940s to garner attention in the "white" trade press, Beware is a vehicle for bandleader Louis Jordan, here cast as a college alumnus named Lucius Brokenshire Jordan. Thanks to the economic duplicity of its benefactor's grandson, Jordan's alma mater runs out of money. When he learns about the college's plight, our hero not only stages an impromptu fund-raising show, but also settles the hash of the crooked grandson. In its own modest way, the film pokes fun at the snobbery of college faculty members who look down their noses at graduates who enter show business rather than pursue more "worthwhile" careers. Costarring with Louis Jordan are Frank Wilson and Valerie Black, both cast members of Broadway's Anna Lucasta. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Valerie Black
as Miss Anabelle Brown
Louis Jordan
as Lucius Brokenshire Jordan
Emory Richardson
as Dean Hargraves
Milton Woods
as Benjamin Ware III

Crew

Bud Pollard
Director
Don Malkames
Cinematographer
Irene Higginbotham
Songwriter
Dick Adams
Songwriter
Lucky Millinder
Songwriter
Jerry Black
Songwriter
Bob Hillard
Songwriter
Dick Watson
Songwriter
Claude Demetrius
Songwriter
Ervin Drake
Songwriter
Bud Pollard
Editor
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