Leadbelly


2h 6m 1976

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.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1976
Production Company
Paramount Pictures
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 6m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

The life of famous blues singer Leadbelly from his 20s through his 40s is dramatized. The master guitarist had a turbulent life in the South. He was forced to work on chain gangs in the south and was put in prison several times, where he developed his style and wrote many of his songs. Songs that are performed in the film include "Rock Island Line" and "Goodnight Irene."

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1976
Production Company
Paramount Pictures
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 6m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1976

Released in United States 1976