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Poster for St. Louis Blues

St. Louis Blues

Opens on October 8

Director: Allen Reisner Run Time: 105 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1958

Starring: Cab Calloway, Eartha Kitt, Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, Nat King Cole, Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee stands out as one of the few professional actors in a cast mostly made up of famous African American musicians in this heavily fictionalized biopic of the father of the blues, W.C. Handy (Cole). Dee plays Handy’s wife Elizabeth as a good-girl who tries to be supportive even though she can’t understand her husband’s obsession with popular music. Brattle Debut!

Double Feature with A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Saturday, October 8

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