One in this comedy series about Amos Jones and Andy Brown, two outlandish African-American stereotypes.Kingfish tells Amos and Andy that Sapphire has been missing for two days. Amos tries to call her mother, but she takes the phone off the hook. Andy believes that there is “foul play” at work, but Amos disagrees. Meanwhile, Sapphire is at Mama”s place; Mama plans to take Sapphire down to Miami with her for a while in order to convince Kingfish to look for a job. In the interim, Mama has Mr. Davis, a police detective, stay in her apartment.Andy and Kingfish sneak into the apartment at night, succeeding after several failed attempts. They become suspicious when they discover several masculine articles about the room. When Mr. Davis returns, they are forced to hide from him in the shower and escape by leaping out the window. Later, they ponder over the identity of the man in Mama”s apartment, and Kingfish sends Lightnin” to investigate further. Lightnin” discovers one of Sapphire”s dresses in the trash, partially burnt. Kingfish begins to share Andy”s suspicions that the man in Mama”s apartment may have murdered Sapphire.Calhoun and Lightnin” go to the police to inform them of Kingfish”s suspicions, but Calhoun”s excessive vehemence gets him locked up. Kingfish and Andy spot Mr. Davis constructing large flowerboxes which they mistake for coffins, furthering their suspicions. They speak with Mr. Davis posing as pollsters, but he soon slams the door in their faces. Kingfish, convinced that Sapphire is dead, is at least happy that she has, in his mind, ascended to heaven. He receives a call from Sapphire, much to his surprise. He faints when she tells him she is “down here,” which he mistakenly interprets to mean she is in hell. Commercials deleted.
NETWORK: CBS DATE: 1953 RUNNING TIME: 0:26:20 COLOR/B&W: B&W CATALOG ID: B:66730 GENRE: Comedy SUBJECT HEADING: African-American Collection – Comedy; Comedy SERIES RUN: CBS – TV series, 1951-1953 COMMERCIALS:
James Fonda … Associate Producer Charles Barton … Director Freeman Gosden … Created by Charles Correll … Created by Joe Connelly … Writer Bob Mosher … Writer Bob Ross … Writer Alvin Childress … Cast, Amos Jones Spencer Williams Jr. … Cast, Andrew “Andy” Hogg Brown Tim Moore … Cast, George “The Kingfish” Stevens Ernestine Wade … Cast, Sapphire Stevens Johnny Lee … Cast, Algonquin J. Calhoun Amanda Randolph … Cast, Ramona “Mama” Smith Nick O”Demus (See also: Nick Stewart) … Cast, Lightnin” Maceo Bruce Sheffield … Cast, Mr. Davis Continue searching the Collection ➾
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