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Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues 

The authoritative documentary on Country Music's most influential figure.

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Morgan Neville
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Episode credited cast:
Roy Acuff ... Himself (archive footage)
Tony Bennett ... Himself (archive footage)
Tommy Bishop Tommy Bishop ... Himself
Rick Bragg Rick Bragg ... Himself
Joe Buck Joe Buck ... Himself
Charles Carr Charles Carr ... Himself
Anita Carter Anita Carter ... Herself (archive footage)
Ray Charles ... Himself (archive footage)
Little Jimmy Dickens Little Jimmy Dickens ... Himself
Danny Dill Danny Dill ... Himself
Bob Dylan ... Himself (archive footage)
Colin Escott Colin Escott ... Himself
Lewis Fitzgerald Lewis Fitzgerald ... Himself
Kira Florita Kira Florita ... Herself
Tillman B. Franks Tillman B. Franks ... Himself
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The authoritative documentary on Country Music's most influential figure.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

23 June 2004 (USA) See more »

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A Poor Documentary
29 October 2004 | by TaalemooSee all my reviews

It is very disappointing to see promising and intriguing material wasted with bad structure, a poor script, and amateurish production. Documentarians have to work with a wide range of materials, both in quantity and quality. The filmmakers have used poor contemporary footage over and over in an attempt to somehow disguise the fact that their cleverness and imagination failed them.

Hank Williams was an extremely interesting personality. His influence on country music alone, makes the potential for a great story. However, the documentary's structure is unclear -- gaps in public knowledge left gaping holes in the film. A skillful filmmaker would have been able to overcome this and tell a complete story.

All in all, a potentially fine subject squandered on poor production.


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