Sunday, May 1, 2016

Leadbelly (1976)

Published on May 20, 2012
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.

Director: Gordon Parks
Writer: Ernest Kinoy

Roger E. Mosley ... Huddie Ledbetter
Paul Benjamin ... Wes Ledbetter
Madge Sinclair ... Miss Eula
Alan Manson ... Prison Chief Guard
Albert Hall ... Dicklicker
Art Evans ... Blind Lemon Jefferson
James Brodhead ... John Lomax
John Henry Faulk ... Gov. Neff
Vivian Bonnell ... Old Lady
Dana Manno ... Margaret Judd
Lynn Hamilton ... Sally Ledbetter
Rhetta Greene ... Lethe (as Loretta Greene)
Valerie Odell ... Amy
Rozaa Jean ... Sugar Tit

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