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Swing Low, Sweet Harriet by George Baxt

Swing Low, Sweet Harriet (1967)

by George Baxt

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Sweet Harriet and some other wash-up 30s era movie dames are trying to make a comeback on television in the 60s, but their past haunts them. Are they mixed up in the murder of their former producer? Musical references and gay men in Manhattan in the 60s. What could be better? It's a bit fluffy, but hey it's a mystery. What do you want? Detective Pharoah Love, whom I really liked in Topsy, has only a bit part in this and is it the end of his career? I think this is fun for the theatre gays, but it mostly left me cold. Shades of Sunset Boulevard. ( )
  kylekatz | Aug 14, 2018 |
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Swing low, Sweet Harriet tells of four women who rose to stardom in the Hollywood musicals of the 30's, and whose careers were ruined with the murder of their producer, famous movie mogul Barclay Mill. Thirty-three years later, Mill's unsolved murder crops up again when one of the women, now middle-aged and making a comeback through television, hirs Seth Piro to ghost her autobiography. And Pharoah Love,a New York City detective and Seth's friend, gets the distinct impression that the murderer is not only alive but is part of the Mill circle in Manhattan.
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