Jackie Cooper stars in this biography of jazz great Milton "Mezz" Mezzrow. An unruly youth, his parents put him in a reform school where he first encountered jazz. He eventually became a ... See full summary »

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Milton 'Mezz' Mezzrow
Kenny Delmar ...
Uncle Harold
Michael Dreyfus ...
O'Brien (as Michael Dreyfuss)
Jenny Egan ...
Helen
Maurice Ellis ...
Yellow
Philip Foster ...
Policeman
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Papa (as Michael Gorin)
James Millhollin ...
Drummer
John Pavelko ...
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Dr. Grady
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Singer
Jane Rose ...
Mama
Mel Ruick ...
Mr. Hitchcock
Truman Smith ...
Professor Scott
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Jackie Cooper stars in this biography of jazz great Milton "Mezz" Mezzrow. An unruly youth, his parents put him in a reform school where he first encountered jazz. He eventually became a talented clarinetist and fronted his own combo during the 1920s, but when music trends moved towards big bands, he suffered a rapid decline in fortunes. Mezz endured much mental suffering during this period before being reintroduced to the public by friends like musician Gene Krupa. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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7 December 1953 (USA)  »

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