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Leadbelly(1976)

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Brief 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.

Cast & Crew

Gordon Parks Director
Roger E. Mosley Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter
Paul Benjamin Wes Ledbetter
Madge Sinclair Miss Eula
Alan Manson Chief Prison Guard
Art Evans Blind Lemon Jefferson
James E Brodhead John Lomax
John Henry Faulk Governor Neff
Vivian Bonnell Old Lady
Dana Manno Margaret Judd
Lynn Hamilton Sally Ledbetter
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  PG Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1976 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Color (Eastmancolor) Distributions Co: 
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Paramount Pictures .....Studio, Paramount Pictures .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)
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  • An absolute must!!!!!

    philip stekel 2011-05-20

    If you love "Bound For Glory" which is the story of Woody Guthrie, you'll love "Leadbelly". Directed by Gordon Parks and filmed... MORE>

  • "Lead Belly" movie wanted please!

    Ruth 2008-07-29

    My Sister loves blues legends like "Lead Belly". She once saw this movie on Turner Classic Movies & wants a copy badly. She has searched... MORE>

  • ge the movie

    paul l. escobedo 2008-02-09

    I watched this movie over twenty years ago and was complely blown away. One of the best music bios ever please show this movie, because Iam sure there... MORE>