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Willie Smith: Willie the Lion

2004 Rated NR 57m

Esteemed jazz pianist and composer Willie "The Lion" Smith's extraordinary life story is told, and his music honored, in this toe-tapping biography. A legendary 1920s and '30s Harlem musician and creator of the "Harlem Stride" style, Smith composed more than 100 songs, including "St. Louis Blues" and "Carolina Shout." His story is chronicled through rare performance footage, interviews with jazz historians and musicians, photos and narration.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W and color; interactive menus; scene access.