Amazing Grace (1974 Film)
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Amazing Grace 1974 Film
Amazing Grace
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Theatrical poster to Amazing Grace (1974)
Directed byStan Lathan
Written byMatt Robinson
StarringMoms Mabley
Slappy White
Rosalind Cash
Moses Gunn
Music byColeridge-Taylor Perkinson
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • August 30, 1974 (1974-08-30)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryUnited States

Amazing Grace is a 1974 comedy film featuring actress/comedian Moms Mabley, playing the title role of Grace Teasdale Grimes.[1] Grace is a widow who influences the local mayoral election in Baltimore, Maryland after she discovers her somewhat slow-witted neighbor is being used to run for mayor by shady politicians and the incumbent mayor to further his own self-serving reelection efforts.

Grace knows the politicians have no interest in the betterment of the neighborhood and are only interested in getting their hands on the money that comes into it. She organizes some of the people in the community and together they devise a plan to thwart the crooked politician's schemes.

Mabley appeared in the film a year before her death at the age of 81. The film also featured cameo appearances by veteran actors Butterfly McQueen and Stepin Fetchit.

The film's title is a play on words based on the name of the Christian hymn "Amazing Grace".

It is available on DVD from MGM, and on Blu-Ray from Olive Films.[2][3]


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