Hi-De-Ho (1947 film)

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Hi De Ho
Hi De Ho lobby card.jpg
Lobby card
Directed by Josh Binney
Produced by E. M. Glucksman
Written by Hal Seeger
Starring Cab Calloway
Ida James
Jeni Le Gon
Music by Cab Calloway and his orchestra
Cinematography Don Malkames
Distributed by All American Entertainment
Release date
  • May 9, 1947 (1947-05-09)
Running time
61 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Full film.

Hi De Ho (also known as Hi-De-Ho) is a 1947 American musical race film directed by Josh Binney that was released by All American Entertainment and had an African-American cast.

The film stars Cab Calloway. He performs a number of songs in the film, including a capella versions of "Minnie was a Hep Cat" and "St. James Infirmary" with his orchestra. The orchestra also provides incidental music for the other performers. Featured in the movie are the singers the Peters Sisters and the tap dancers Miller Brothers and Lois.


  • Cab Calloway as Cab Calloway
  • Ida James as Nettie
  • Jeni Le Gon as Minnie
  • William Campbell as Sparks
  • Virginia Girvin as Sparks' Girl Friend
  • George Wiltshire as Boss Mason
  • James Dunmore as Mo the Mouse
  • Augustus Smith as Preacher
  • Edgar Martin as Jive Club Owner
  • Leonard Rogers as Ralph
  • David Bethea as Brass Hat Club Owner
  • Shepard Roberts as Police Sergeant
  • Frederick Johnson as Headwaiter

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