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Scott Joplin (1977)

Details the life story of Scott Joplin and how he became the greatest ragtime composer of all time.

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(as Jeremy Paul Kagan)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Eubie Blake ...
Will Williams
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Tom Turpin
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Dr. Jaelki
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John The Baptist
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Madam Amy
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Poor Alfred
Spo-De-Odee ...
Left Hand of God
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David Healy ...
Sam Bundler
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Impresario
Leon Charles ...
Liebling
Fred Pinkard ...
Dr. Adams
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Details the life story of Scott Joplin and how he became the greatest ragtime composer of all time.

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Scott Joplin's Ragtime Music Portrayed American Life.

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Biography | Drama | Music

Certificate:

PG
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Release Date:

30 December 1977 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The only other composers mentioned as worthy equals in the film are John Philip Sousa and Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton. See more »

Quotes

Scott Joplin: 'I got those old Monday blues, those hang-over Sunday blues... '
Chauvin: Jelly Roll Morton.
Scott Joplin: 'If it wasn't for my baby, I'd go crazy from all those wrong things I choose... '
Chauvin: You'd play that stuff. You'd play that stuff for the girls.
Scott Joplin: I sure remember him.
Chauvin: Yeah... 'Let me tell you about that gal of mine, together we seen some very hard times. But a shot of that old gin, my friend, would start us rolling again... '
Scott Joplin: [singing together] 'I don't mind those Monday blues, homes I got the cure, I can't lose. ...
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Connections

References The Sting (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

The Entertainer
written by Scott Joplin
performed by Dick Hyman
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Joplin Opportunity
8 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree with the previous 2 reviewers, but I feel Joplin is still largely unappreciated within the USA. His music will last like that of Chopin, Verdi and the other sublime masters. I have been a professional musician for over 50 years and find Joplin's music as addictive as Bach or Mozart, especially since I am an American with classical, jazz and ragtime chops.

Any producers that can read this might consider a movie of Joplin's opera, which I have heard live and still get chills from thinking about it. In the same vein, the great American composer, Louis Gottschalk is also not widely known and appreciated. Gottschalk out ranked Chopin in Paris, France at one special time in the history of music. Perhaps the Indie film folks might also consider a film on Gottschalk, who was larger than life as was Joplin.


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