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 »

Director:

Perry Lafferty

Writers:

Milton Mezzrow (book), Agnes Nixon (adapted for television by) (as Agnes Eckhardt)

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Robert Montgomery ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jackie Cooper ... Milton 'Mezz' Mezzrow
Kenny Delmar Kenny Delmar ... Uncle Harold
Michael Dreyfus Michael Dreyfus ... O'Brien (as Michael Dreyfuss)
Jenny Egan Jenny Egan ... Helen
Maurice Ellis Maurice Ellis ... Yellow
Philip Foster Philip Foster ... Policeman
Michael Gorrin ... Papa (as Michael Gorin)
James Millhollin ... Drummer
John Pavelko John Pavelko ... Eddie Condon
Ed Peck ... Dr. Grady
Thelma Pelish ... Singer
Jane Rose Jane Rose ... Mama
Mel Ruick Mel Ruick ... Mr. Hitchcock
Truman Smith 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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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1953 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Neptune Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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