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Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life

Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life

Sep. 12, 1935USA9 Min.Unrated
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Synopsis

A rising nineteen-year-old singer by the name of Billie Holiday made her screen debut in this musical landmark, which features Duke Ellington and his orchestra performing his symphonic jazz piece “A Rhapsody of Negro Life” set to scenes of everyday African American life.

Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life
Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life
Original title Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life
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Director

Fred Waller
Director

Cast

Billie Holiday isSelf - Blues Singer (uncredited)
Self - Blues Singer (uncredited)
Earl 'Snake Hips' Tucker isJilting lover / specialty dancer (uncredited)
Jilting lover / specialty dancer (uncredited)
Barney Bigard isSelf - Clarinet (uncredited)
Self - Clarinet (uncredited)
Joe 'Tricky Sam' Nanton isSelf - Trombone (uncredited)
Self - Trombone (uncredited)

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