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Scott Joplin (1977)

Director: Jeremy Paul Kagan

Writer: Christopher Knopf

Keywords: Drama, Biography, Ragtime

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Margaret Avery
20-Jan-1944   The Color Purple
Eubie Blake
Jazz Musician
7-Feb-1883 12-Feb-1983 Ragtime jazz pianist
Godfrey Cambridge
26-Feb-1933 29-Nov-1976 Cotton Comes to Harlem
Art Carney
4-Nov-1918 9-Nov-2003 Ed Norton on The Honeymooners
Seymour Cassel
22-Jan-1935   Faces
Clifton Davis
4-Oct-1945   That's My Mama
Samuel Fuller
Film Director
12-Aug-1912 30-Oct-1997 Pickup on South Street
Mabel King
25-Dec-1932 9-Nov-1999 What's Happening!
Lionel Richie
20-Jun-1949   All Night Long, former Commodore
Billy Dee Williams
6-Apr-1937   Lando Calrissian, Colt-45 malt liquor pitchman


Review by anonymous (posted on 28-Oct-2006)

This film is a must see. The Scott Joplin story is a very important one to american history. As the celebrated "King of Rag Time" Joplin made great strides in music history, Actor Billy Dee Williams was wonderful as he portrayed Joplin with compassion, and strength. Clifton Davis played Louis Chovan who's one composition was written by Joplin (the only black musician who wrote music in their fold) had me in tears with his performance which was moving and sad. I have no idea why this film is not shown on television more often. It is excellent. and should be remade for today's audience

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