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|Directed by||Leigh Jason|
|Written by||Burnet Hershey (writer)|
|Produced by||Meyer Davis (associate producer)|
Monroe Shaff (producer)
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
|20 minutes (USA)|
Samson Peabody is the janitor in an apartment building where he and his wife Ethel live with a large crowd of Samson's freeloading relatives. When more relatives come to stay, Ethel throws them out. A scheming occupant of the building reads Samson's mail and poses as a clairvoyant predicting the events of the letter; the arrival of Samson's rich Uncle for dinner. However, the Uncle is a penniless lunatic (imagining himself to be The Emperor Jones) and a pickpocket. He steals the chicken of the dinner, several watches of the guests, the clairvoyant's crystal ball and in the final scene, all the clothes of the people in the room.
- Ethel Waters - "Taking Your Time"
- Southernaires Quartet - "Hang Your Hat in a Harlem Flat"
- Ethel Waters - "Darkies Never Dream"
- Southernaires Quartet - "Company's Coming Tonight"
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