Scott Joplin (1977)

Scott Joplin
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 36mins.
Genres Biopic, Music
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jon C Andersen Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
David M Walsh Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Patrick Kennedy Editor n/a 172 7000001
Christopher Knopf Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Rob Cohen Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
David Raynr Actor n/a 1 1000021
Jeremy Kagan Director n/a 2 2000001
Stan Hough Producer n/a 3 3000001
Scott Joplin Music n/a 120781 8000001
Harold Johnson Music ("Hang Over Blues") 120781 8000002
Bernard Johnson Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
David Ronne Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000001
Robert L Hoyt Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000002
Bill Hiney Art Director art direction 183 9000002
James W Payne Set Decorator n/a 165 9000001
Dick Hyman Music Arranger n/a 121019 8000003
Dick Hyman Performer n/a 120819 8000004
The Commodores Actor n/a 1 1000020
Rita Ross Actor n/a 1 1000019
DeWayne Jessie Actor John the Baptist 1 1000007
Mabel King Actor Madam Amy 1 1000008
Taj Mahal Actor Poor Alfred 1 1000009
Seymour Cassel Actor Dr Jaelki 1 1000006
Godfrey Cambridge Actor Tom Turpin 1 1000005
Clifton Davis Actor Louis Chauvin 1 1000002
Margaret Avery Actor Belle Joplin 1 1000003
Eubie Blake Actor Will Williams 1 1000004
Spo De Odee Actor Left Hand of God 1 1000010
Art Carney Actor John Stark 1 1000011
Delos W Smith Jr. Actor n/a 1 1000016
Marcus Grapes Actor n/a 1 1000017
Denise Gordy Actor n/a 1 1000018
Fred Pinkard Actor n/a 1 1000015
Leon Charles Actor n/a 1 1000014
David Healy Actor n/a 1 1000012
Samuel Fuller Actor n/a 1 1000013
Billy Dee Williams Actor Scott Joplin 1 1000001
The life story of famed ragtime composer and pianist Scott Joplin is told. Born in the 19th century, racism had kept the brilliant African American in the lower echelons of show business, but when he introduced his composition "The Maple Leaf Rag" in a musical competition, he gained the attention of a Caucasian music publisher. Joplin agreed to sell the piece for a low price, hoping that it would lead to success upon publication. In fact, it did result in Ragtime music becoming an American craze and made him a rich man. Unhappy that the genre was not considered to be respectable, Joplin longed to write a concerto or opera, but his talents began to wane along with his health at the age of 49.