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Kansas City (1996)
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Robert Altman's jazz-scored film explores themes of love, crime, race, and politics in 1930s Kansas City... (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
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Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
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In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case? (160 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
3.
Bird (1988)
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The troubled life and career of the jazz musician, Charlie "Bird" Parker. (161 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
4.
The Glenn Miller Story (1954)
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Biography of bandleader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in December 1944. (115 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
5.
Young Man with a Horn (1950)
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A young trumpeter enjoys highs (musical success, fame, and fortune) and lows (sour marriage, death of his mentor, bout with alcoholism). (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
6.
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
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A strung-out junkie deals with a demoralizing drug addiction while his crippled wife and card sharks pull him down. (119 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
7.
Tune in Tomorrow... (1990)
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Martin works at the local radio station, which just hired a new scriptwriter with a reputation for great drama... (107 mins.)
Director: Jon Amiel
 
8.
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
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An alcoholic marries a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together. (117 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
9.
Our Dancing Daughters (1928)
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A flapper who's secretly a good girl and a gold digging floozy masquerading as an ingénue both vie for the hand of a millionaire. (85 mins.)
Director: Harry Beaumont
 
10.
Paradise in Harlem (1939)
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Between swing and blues musical numbers, the story of comedian Lem Anderson, whose long-awaited chance... (85 mins.)
Director: Joseph Seiden
 
11.
Birth of the Blues (1941)
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Jeff grows up near Basin Street in New Orleans, playing his clarinet with the dock workers. He puts together a band... (87 mins.)
 
12.
Cabin in the Sky (1943)
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A compulsive gambler dies during a shooting, but he'll receive a second chance to reform himself and to make up with his worried wife. (98 mins.)
 
13.
Stormy Weather (1943)
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The relationship between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress provides a retrospective of the great African American entertainers of the early 1900s. (78 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stone
 
14.
The Benny Goodman Story (1956)
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Bio of swing band leader 'Benny Goodman' from age 10 (1919) to his landmark Carnegie Hall band concert in 1938... (116 mins.)
 
15.
Pete Kelly's Blues (1955)
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In 1927, a Kansas City, Missouri cornet player and his band perform nightly at a seedy speakeasy until a racketeer tries to extort them in exchange for protection. (95 mins.)
Director: Jack Webb
 
16.
I Want to Live! (1958)
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A prostitute, sentenced to death for murder, pleads her innocence. (120 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
17.
The Five Pennies (1959)
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Loring "Red" Nichols is a cornet-playing country boy who goes to New York in the 1920s full of musical ambition and principles... (117 mins.)
 
18.
Paris Blues (1961)
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During the 1960s, two American ex-pat jazz musicians living in Paris meet and fall in-love with two American tourist girls. (98 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
19.
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
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The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday. (144 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
 
20.
'Round Midnight (1986)
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In 'Round Midnight, real-life jazz legend Dexter Gordon brilliantly portrays the fictional tenor sax player Dale Turner... (133 mins.)
 
21.
Mo' Better Blues (1990)
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Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic lives. (129 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
22.
Lush Life (1993 TV Movie)
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Superb drama about two best friends who play jazz in night clubs. (106 mins.)
Director: Michael Elias
 
23.
St. Louis Blues (1958)
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Will Handy grows up in Memphis with his preacher father and his Aunt Hagar. His father intends for him to use his musical gifts only in church... (105 mins.)
Director: Allen Reisner
 
24.
The Long Goodbye (1973)
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Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife. (112 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman