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"The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues (1993)

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Original Air Date:
13 March 1993 (Season 2, Episode 5)
Wyoming, 1950. Indiana Jones and his friend Grey Cloud have obtained a sacred ceremonial pipe and end up in a snow-logged cabin... See more » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Sean Patrick Flanery ... Indiana Jones

Harrison Ford ... Indiana Jones - age 50

Jeffrey Wright ... Sidney Bichet

Jay Underwood ... Ernest Hemingway

Keith David ... King Oliver

Frank Vincent ... John Torrio

Frederick Weller ... Eliot Ness

Maria Howell ... Goldie

Nicholas Turturro ... Big Al Brown

Saginaw Grant ... Grey Cloud

Jane Krakowski ... Dale Winter
David Arnott ... Clifford

Victor Slezak ... O'Bannion
Raymond Serra ... Colosimo (as Ray Serra)

Leon Pridgen ... CJ (as J. Leon Pridgen II)
Byron Stripling ... Louis Armstrong

Mark Kiely ... Ben Hecht
Sunday Theodore ... Babs
Lou Criscuolo ... Ceasarino
Jim Fyfe ... Harold

Damon Whitaker ... Piano Man

Ed Grady ... Professor Hunt

Mark Jeffrey Miller ... Frank Camilla

Malachy McCourt ... Chief Garrety
Barry Bell ... Charles MacArthur

Linda Lutz ... Victoria Moresco
Keith Flippen ... Sam
Alan McCoy ... Holloway

Shilla Benning ... Black Female Vocalist
Dwayne Andre Murrill ... Arte the cornet player
Hadley Eure ... Susie
Philip Loch ... Sculli
Jery Hewitt ... Coveralls man

Nate Bynum ... Black waiter at Royal Garderns
Terry L. Wallace ... Tall black man
Pete Prehn ... Natty white man
Ralph Wilcox ... Black manager
Paul Mixon ... Drunk white customer

Lee Spencer ... Gregory
Ishmond Jones ... Black waiter

Don Hartman ... White man in trunks
Charles McIntyre ... Old one-armed man

Helmar Augustus Cooper ... Mr. Williams
Lizan Mitchell ... Mrs. Williams
Otis Banks ... Waiter Gus
Stormy Lang ... Young black man
Sal Ruffino ... Customer at Colosimo's
Rudy Tyson ... Orchestra Leader
Winston Hemingway ... Doorman at Peking Inn
James Bloodworth ... Doorman at Royal Gardens
George Evans ... Doorman at Four Deuces

George Fisher ... Thug #1

Anthony G. Schmidt ... Thug #2 (as Anthony Schmidt)

Nick Dimitri ... Greycloud double
David Frisinger ... Library clerk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Danny M. Gray ... Bar Patron

Amy Parrish ... Blonde Collegiate (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Carl Schultz 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
George Lucas  story
Jule Selbo  writer
Jule Selbo  written by

Produced by
George Lucas .... executive producer
Rick McCallum .... producer
Original Music by
Joel McNeely 
Cinematography by
David Tattersall (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Edgar Burcksen 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
Roger Mussenden 
Production Design by
Jeff Ginn 
Barbara Kretschmer 
Barbara Kahn Kretschmer 
Art Direction by
Frank Richwood 
Set Decoration by
James Edward Ferrell Jr.  (as Jim Ferrell)
Costume Design by
Peggy Farrell 
Makeup Department
Rudolph Eavy III .... make up (as Rudolph Eavey III)
Rudolph Eavy III .... makeup artist
Mary Hedges Lampert .... hair stylist (as Mary Lampert)
Mary Hedges Lampert .... hair stylist
Eva Ungrová-Malíková .... makeup artist (as Eva Malikova)
Pat Hay .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Sara Seidman .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Ed Granlund .... post-production supervisor
Mark Leemkuil .... production supervisor
Rick McCallum .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vic Armstrong .... second unit director
Ben Burtt .... second unit director
Barbara D'Alessandro .... second second assistant director
Randall LaFollette .... second assistant director
Jay Tobias .... first assistant director
Art Department
Chris Dambra .... set dresser
Gene Dann .... chargehand set dresser
Jeffrey A. Hughes .... set dresser
General Fermon Judd Jr. .... set dresser
Andy Krish .... set dresser
Cynthia La Jeunesse .... buyer
Edward 'Tantar' LeViseur .... prop master (as Tantar Leviseur)
Edward 'Tantar' LeViseur .... property master (as Tantar Leviseur)
Katy McDougald .... set dresser
Chuck Potter .... on-set dresser
Dawn Serody .... chargehand set dresser
'Jungle Jim' Shaughnessy .... set dresser
E. Parker Webb .... set dresser
Duane Williamson .... set dresser
Sound Department
Tom Bellfort .... supervising sound editor
Christian Boatsman .... assistant sound editor
Laird M. Malamed .... assistant sound editor (as Laird Malamed)
Jay Meagher .... boom operator
Larry Oatfield .... sound editor
Carl Rudisill .... sound mixer
Susan Sanford .... assistant sound editor
Christopher Scarabosio .... sound editor (as Chris Scarabosio)
Michael Silvers .... sound editor
Gary Summers .... re-recording sound mixer
Matthew Wood .... assistant sound editor
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle .... sound editor (as Gwendolyn Y. Whittle)
Ben Burtt .... sound designer (uncredited)
Christopher Scarabosio .... sound designer (uncredited)
Michael Silvers .... dialogue/adr editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Beavis .... special effects (as Dave Beavis)
Visual Effects by
Joseph Brattesani .... digital artist
Ronn Brown .... matte painter
Eric Chauvin .... matte painter
Danielle Ciccarelli .... digital artist
Greg Gilmore .... main title design (as Gregory Gilmore)
Orin Green .... digital artist
Mark Holmes .... digital artist
Paul Huston .... matte painter
Ali Laventhol .... digital artist
Bill Mather .... matte painter (as Bill Mathers)
Jimi Simmons .... digital artist
Allison Smith-Murphy .... visual effects supervisor
Yusei Uesugi .... matte painter
Matthew R. Anderson .... stunts
Leo Stransky .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Aldridge .... focus puller
Eric Bartsch .... best boy grip
Mark Graves .... best boy electric
Keith Hamshere .... still photographer
Keith Hamshere .... stills photographer
George Hesse .... second assistant camera: bookends
Jeffrey L. Loy .... grip (segments)
Malcolm MacIntosh .... camera operator
Peter Myslowski .... key grip
Keegan O'Neill .... clapper loader
Paige Thomas .... clapper loader
Stephen Thompson .... director of photography: second unit
Stephen Thompson .... gaffer
Casting Department
Andy McKee .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patsy Rainey .... costume supervisor
Anna M. Welcome .... assistant costume designer (as Anna Welcome)
Editorial Department
Jim Barrett .... colorist
Alan Chimenti .... on-line editor
Gary Coates .... colorist
Dan Feinstein .... on-line editor
Greg Gilmore .... on-line editor (as Gregory Gilmore)
Kristine Hanna .... post production co-ordinator
Kristine Hanna .... post-production coordinator
Neil Harris .... telecine operator
Michael Mintz .... telecine operator
Dana Mulligan .... first assistant editor
Cheryl Nardi .... assistant editor
Cheryl Nardi .... assistant picture editor
Matthew Wood .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
James Collins .... assistant music engineer
Jamie Forester .... music editor (as Jamie Gelb-Forester)
Jamie Forester .... music editor
Malcolm Luker .... music recording engineer
Patrick Mullins .... music editor
David Slusser .... music editor
Mark Tucker .... assistant scoring engineer
John Williams .... composer: theme music
Transportation Department
Rick Parkinson .... picture cars
Other crew
Jane Bay .... executive assistant: George Lucas
Donald R. Beck .... title designer: main titles
Michael Blanchard .... technical coordinator
Jo Burn .... coordinator: London
Jerry Castro .... technical coordinator
Perry Duis .... advisor (as Prof. Perry Duis)
Kathryn Farrar .... financial controller
Deborah Fine .... researcher
Greg Gilmore .... main title design (as Gregory Gilmore)
Wendy Gorman .... accountant
Lynne Hale .... publicist
Brad Hammond .... choreographer (as Brad Hammond-Moranz)
Brad Hammond .... choreographer
Jennifer Hammond-Moranz .... choreographer
Anne Merrifield .... secretary to executive producer
Sophie Milton Wright .... assistant: Rick McCallum (as Sophie Milton)
David Minkowski .... production coordinator
Julia Overton .... coordinator: London
Rick Parkinson .... horse wrangler
John Sinclair .... technical coordinator
Dempsey Travis .... advisor
Dylan Way .... technical coordinator

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Produced by
Cesare Landricina .... line producer: Italy
Casting by
Ahmed Abounouom 
Art Direction by
Tom Brown (1995)
Phil Harvey 
Martin Martinec 
Makeup Department
Susan Buffington .... hair stylist
Tricia Cameron .... hair stylist: Mexico and Egypt episodes
David Syner .... key makeup artist
Jake Garber .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Guido Cerasuolo .... production supervisor
Peter Heslop .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Duthie .... assistant director
Rajiv Maikhuri .... second assistant director
Aradhana Seth .... third assistant director
Jay Tobias .... first assistant director (4 episodes)
Art Department
Tim Eckel .... assistant art director
Beth Giles .... buyer
Geoffrey S. Grimsman .... set designer
Stefan Mily .... set dresser
Rick Mobbs .... scenic artist
Rick Mobbs .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
C. Douglas Cameron .... utility sound: U.S.
Jonathan Null .... supervising assistant editor
Visual Effects by
Adam Howard .... visual effects animator
Jonathan Keeton .... digital artist: Western Images
John Copeman .... utility stunts
Bret Culpepper .... stunt double: Sean Patrick Flannery, second unit U.S.
Nick Dimitri .... stunts
Dale Gibson .... stunt coordinator: second unit U.S.
Jesse V. Johnson .... stunts (as Jesse Johnson)
Derek Lea .... stunts
Mark McBride .... stunt coordinator
Jaroslav Peterka .... stunts
Gábor Piroch .... stunts
Lee Sheward .... stunts
Raliegh Wilson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Arnautov .... gaffer: Czech Republic
Jan Boruvka .... electrician
Alfie Emmins .... best boy
Stewart Hadley .... gaffer
Billy Merrell .... best boy (as Bill Merrell)
Tommy Ray Sullivan .... rigging gaffer
Jeffery J. Tufano .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jeffery J. Tufano .... director of photography: second unit
Micky Young .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gabriela Dolenska .... costume interpreter
Alice Powell .... seamstress
Location Management
Simon Marsden .... location assistant
Music Department
John Bell .... orchestrator
Jamie Luker .... assistant score engineer
David Slonaker .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Bill Pitts .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Dawn Fields .... production assistant
Adam Howard .... title designer
Andrew L. Lanier .... production assistant
Nathaniel McCullagh .... set runner
Martin Stanek .... production assistant (as Martin Stanék)
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
82 min | 96 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Released on video in 1999 as "The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Mystery of the Blues", part 20 of 22 of "The Complete Adventures of Indiana Jones".See more »
Grey Cloud:Good driving.
Indiana Jones - age 50:This is not my first time, you know.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Mild Indy is better than none at all., 17 May 2001
Author: Tin Man-5 from Auke Bay, Alaska

I had a look at "Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues" because it had Harrison Ford in the credits. I am a huge fan of the first three movies, and I was enthusiastic about the decision of George Lucas to release the movies and all of the episodes of the TV show, because I always thought that the adventures of Young Indy were very watchable. I had no idea that Lucas edited the show into movies for this plan until I saw this in a store, and this one is one of many of those very films.

There is one distinguishing factor, however, wish separates this from the other Young Indiana Jones movies: Harrison Ford has second billing as an older Indiana Jones, and the film's bookends feature him recalling his adventures as a younger man as he goes searching for an ancient Native American artifact. He only has about ten minutes of screen time, but his presence alone is worthy of notice. This is his fouth outing as the whip-weilding archeologist, and he basically eats the role up for the few lines he has and then collects his paycheck. I liked the look of Indiana Jones from 1950. He aged well, still holding his whip and wearing his hat, but now with more rugged features and a beard. I'm curious to see more movies about what happened in between The Last Crusade and Mystery of the Blues.

My question, however, is this: Could this then be the fourth Indy movie? Technically, since it is the further adventures of Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, this could be the case. Even though it is labeled here as chapter 20 of the series, suggesting that it is merely one of many episodes of the show, it's alright because in the official process in chaptering of the series that Lucas placed on each video box, even the Ford films got numbered, and Temple of Doom came before Raiders of the Lost Ark in the chapters, despite the fact that it was released later. Whether Mystery of the Blues is the next chapter in the film series or not, it is still bound to appease the fans of the films until Ford dons the whip and hat again for another big screen outing, which is due to start filming in a few years.

As a movie itself, it's pretty mild. Young Indiana Jones has always had less action in his adventures than the elder Indy, but that is only because the TV show was attempting to be social commentaries, as Indy sees the world and its history as it truly was, and over-the-top action sequences would have bogged that idea down. There have always been several scenes of action thrown in other Young Indy episodes, however, but this one is lacking even those. Instead, the movie focuses on Indy's quest to discover jazz, and he meets important historical figures in pursuit of that. There is a lot of music and a lot of discussion on racial prejudice, but there is no action for most of the film (with the exeption of Ford's segment at the beginning, which features a fun car chase through snow). Later, as Young Indy gets tangled up in some prohibition wars with his college roomate Elliot Ness, there is one excellent action scene, and it is great welcome. However, it only shows what is needed throughout the film: Some intense action sequences. That would have made the movie tick much better, and it would have been much more engaging.

However, as a film itself, it is certainly not bad. What could have been cliched in the racial tensions expressed is actually quite brilliant, featuring Indy actually facing reverse discrimination, and the scenes dealing with gangsters and Al Capone are quite intruiging. The idea of playing the blues provides a nice segue between showing two different wars that were being fought in the 1920's within America: racism and prohibition. These two domestic battles are paralleled with World War I throughout, and it is all well-written and excellently acted by Sean Patrick Flanery as Young Indy, who doesn't look a thing like a young Indiana Jones, but he makes up for it in his performance. I was never bored with the film, and it was entertaining in a way that I wouldn't expect an Indy film to be. However, the overblown action scenes were missing.

As an unofficial fourth Indy movie, it will do till Ford, Lucas, and Speilberg decide to do another big screen film. But I'm holding my breath!

*** out of ****

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