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The Gang's All Here (1941)

Frankie Darro (1917–1976) and Mantan Moreland (1902–1973) team up in a feature comedy film about two friends who join a trucking company maliciously targeted by a competitor.  Moreland had a prolific career with over 300 appearances in film, stage and television. He was one of the few actors to emerge from black film to become a major Hollywood star. Having also starred in Gang Smashers, Moreland was known for exhibiting racially stereotypical behavior, which included his “eye popping” trademark and high voice. Some film historians recognize The Gang's All Here as a progressive movie for its time, effectively challenging the prevailing attitudes about race in the early 1940s with its presentation of a dual-racial comedy team.

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