leadbelly-movie-poster-1976

Director: Gordon Parks

Writer(s): Ernest Kinoy

Starring: Roger E. Mosley, Paul Benjamin, Madge Sinclair, Alan Manson, Albert Hall, Art Evans, Vivian Bonnell, Dana Manno, Lynn Hamilton, Rhetta Greene, Melba Englander, Peter Harrell, Ernie Hudson

Synopsis: The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the south. Even in prison he became well known for the songs he had composed and sung during and before the time he spent there.

Release Date: May 28, 1976 (USA) | Length: 126 min | Genre: Biography, Drama, Music | MPAA Rating: PG

Note: can’t identify Rozaa Jean (Sugar Tit), Valerie Odell (Amy), Carole Lamond (Laura May), Pamela Singleton (fat bessie), George Williams (shorty), Timothy Pickard (Gray Man), Dearl Croft (Frank), John C. Johnson (Will), Bill Woodard (Alex), Drew Thomas (sharecropper) or James Taylor (Dog Boy) so will have to watch the movie again.

Also – didn’t find trailer so used clip from move.

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