Leadbelly (1975)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 2hr 6mins.
Genres Period, Biopic, Music
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Reuben Watt Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Bruce Surtees Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Ernest Kinoy Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jack Grossberg Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Marc Merson Producer n/a 3 3000001
David Frost Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Harry Howard Editor n/a 172 7000001
Fred Karlin Music n/a 120781 8000001
Gene S Cantamessa Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000002
Harold Jones Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
John K "Doc" Wilkinson Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000001
John Kuri Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Robert F Boyle Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Gordon Parks Director n/a 2 2000001
Rozaa Jean Actor Sugar Tit 1 1000015
Art Evans Actor Blind Lemon Jefferson 1 1000006
James E Brodhead Actor John Lomax 1 1000007
Albert P Hall Actor Dicklikker 1 1000005
Alan Manson Actor Chief Prison Guard 1 1000004
Paul Benjamin Actor Wes Ledbetter 1 1000002
Madge Sinclair Actor Miss Eula 1 1000003
John Henry Faulk Actor Governor Neff 1 1000008
Vivian Bonnell Actor Old Lady 1 1000009
Loretta Greene Actor Lethe 1 1000013
Valerie Odell Actor Amy 1 1000014
Lynn Hamilton Actor Sally Ledbetter 1 1000012
Timothy Pickard Actor Gray Man 1 1000011
Dana Manno Actor Margaret Judd 1 1000010
Roger E Mosley Actor Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter 1 1000001
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."