Watching "Holiday Inn" (1942) in the original black-and-white. So much political incorrectness the movie could never have been made today. Everybody in blackface for Lincoln's birthday. If it wasn't for the fact the movie introduced "White Christmas" they probably wouldn't even show it.What I didn't realize until it was pointed out by Facebook friend Ryan was they didn't show the entire movie. In fact, political correctness already chopped out the big blackface production number that was done for Lincoln's birthday. Ryan sent me the YouTube link for that number, and although I can't embed the video, you can see it here.
Politically incorrect by today's standards? You bet. But should AMC have cut it out of the movie? No. You have to understand the plotline to know why Bing insisted on doing the number in blackface, but there was a reason and racism had nothing to do with it (he was trying to hide the identity of his female partner).
Bad move, AMC.