Leadbelly | 1975

Period, Biopic
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 ...more

Cast

... Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter

Actor

... Wes Ledbetter

Actor

... Miss Eula

Actor

... Chief Prison Guard

Actor

... Dicklikker

Actor

... Blind Lemon Jefferson

Actor

... John Lomax

Actor

... Governor Neff

Actor

... Old Lady

Actor

... Margaret Judd

Actor

... Gray Man

Actor

... Sally Ledbetter

Actor

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."

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