Starring Nat 'King' Cole, Eartha Kitt, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Ruby Dee
Directed by Allen Reisner
Runtime: 105 min.
Will Handy grows up in Memphis with his preacher father and his Aunt Hagar. His father
intends for him to use his musical gifts only in church, but he can't stay away from the
music of the streets and workers. After he writes a theme song for a local politician, Gogo,
a speakeasy singer, convinces Will to be her accompanist. Will is estranged from his father
for many years while he writes and publishes many blues songs. At last the family is
reunited when Gogo brings them to New York to see Will's music played by a symphony
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