After quitting the brothel (where she’d switched from maid to prostitute), Holiday, now a little more mature, tries her hand at becoming a Cotton Club entertainer. Her lack of dancing experience shines through in the most comedic way — she’s off-rhythm and clumsy.
Billy Dee Williams as Louis McKay is just handsome and hunky. It’s his $20 bill that gives Holiday the ultimate confidence. Her career picks up from there and she becomes a hit at the club.