Don't Play Us Cheap (1972) torrent download

Don't Play Us Cheap


Comedy / Musical / Romance



Film version of Melvin Van Peebles' Broadway musical. A pair of devil-bats take human form and crash a Harlem house party in an attempt to break it up. But somehow, their attempts to ruin the party fail.


Melvin Van Peebles

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by tavm 6 /10

Melvin Van Peebles' Don't Play Us Cheap may play its beats like a sledgehammer but don't let that deter you

After months of this being listed as "long wait" on Netflix, I finally got the disc of this movie from them just today. It was the fact this was Melvin Van Peebles' follow-up to his hit Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song that got me wanting to watch this as well as the fact it was originally a stage musical he wrote. What a thrill to see future TV stars like Esther "Good Times" Rolle and Mabel "What's Happening?!" King here though my favorite of the singing cast was Joshie Armstead when she warbled "You Cut Up the Clothes in the Closet of My Dreams". All those songs and some of the loud dialogue can be exhausting but this was never boring, let me tell you! I was also thrilled to find out the musical director was Harold Wheeler who I know as the conductor of the band and singers on "Dancing with the Stars", at least he was until last season. So on that note, I recommend Don't Play Us Cheap.

Reviewed by leighabc123 10 /10

A Great Movie For The Early 1970s

This was a cool musical movie! It was nice to see Esther Rolle and Teresa Merrit in another role besides the roles that made them very popular. This movie was so funny and crazy. It was definitely a great movie to be made in 1973!

Reviewed by BirdzOfParadise 2 /10

All Around Bad

I'm in disbelief how anyone could recommend this movie in 2020. Perhaps it wasn't seen as the travesty it is 50 years ago but there is nearly nothing redeemable about this. Some of the music was ok at best...and that's the only positive I have and why I have it. 2. Just terrible...terrible story, terrible writing, shot terribly, terrible acting from most of the cast.

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