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72 Ratings

Black and Tan

Directed by Dudley Murphy
United States, 1929
Drama, Musical, Short

Synopsis

Duke Ellington makes his first film appearance in this musical drama, in which he plays a struggling bandleader trying to save his piano from bill collectors alongside dancer Fredi Washington and trumpet player Arthur Whetsol.

Synopsis

Duke Ellington makes his first film appearance in this musical drama, in which he plays a struggling bandleader trying to save his piano from bill collectors alongside dancer Fredi Washington and trumpet player Arthur Whetsol.

Black and TanDirected byDudley Murphy

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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
1985
National Film Preservation Board
2015 | Winner: National Film Registry

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