Leadbelly (1976)


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Drama, Music & Musical
2h 6min
Age rating


Roger E. Mosley
Huddie Ledbetter
Paul Benjamin
Wes Ledbetter
Alan Manson
Prison Chief Guard
Albert Hall
Art Evans
Blind Lemon Jefferson
John Henry Faulk
Gov. Pat Neff
Lynn Hamilton
Sally Ledbetter
Ernie Hudson
Archie (as Earnest L. Hudson)
William Wintersole
Sheriff Gibbons


The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the south. Even in prison he became well known for the songs he had composed and sung during and before the time he spent there.

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