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. Written by
Rod Crawford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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This short film starring Bessie Smith
was built around the blues singer's song of the same title. It is the only footage of her in existence. See more
Edited into Bessie Smith
"Rhapsody in Blue"
Written by George Gershwin
Excerpts played as part of the score See more