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Don't Play Us Cheap Details

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Melvin Van Peebles' first film after his groundbreaking blaxploitation effort Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song was this photographed version of his Broadway musical Don't Play Us Cheap, in which a pair of Satan's helpers, in order to earn their horns, are dispatched to Harlem to crash into (and break up) a wild party. Don't Play Us Cheap received only a minimal release in 1973, and was largely unseen until it was released on videotape in the mid-'90s. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Esther Rolle
as Miss Maybell
Rhetta Hughes
as Earnestine

Crew

Melvin Van Peebles
Director
Melvin Van Peebles
Screenwriter
Melvin Van Peebles
Composer (Music Score)
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