Directed by STAN LATHAN Screenplay by MATT ROBINSON
If television sitcoms in the 1950s had been about blacks, they would have looked very much like Amazing Grace, a wheezy little family comedy starring "Moms" Mabley. Such excellent actors as Rosalind Cash and Moses Gunn are also lurking in the vicinity, and there are a couple of cameo appearancesfor camp and sentimental valueby Stepin Fetchit and Butterfly McQueen. But the movie is clearly a vehicle for Moms.
The role she has tailored for herself over the years at places like Harlem's Apollo Theater is an outrageous caricature of a menial black. She...