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St. Louis Blues

Directed by Dudley Murphy
1929    16m    Not Rated
In this all-black cast short, legendary blues singer Bessie Smith finds her gambler lover Jimmy messin' with a pretty, younger woman; he leaves and she sings the blues, with chorus and dancers.
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Cast of St. Louis Blues
  • Bessie SmithBessie - Battered Wife
  • James P. JohnsonPiano Player (uncredited)
  • Alec LovejoyGambler (uncredited)
  • Jimmy MordecaiJimmy the Pimp
  • Isabel WashingtonJimmy's Girlfriend
  • Hall JohnsonChoir Leader (uncredited)
  • Thomas MorrisCoronet Player (uncredited)

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