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Pete Kelly's Blues(Movie, 1955)

1h 35min | Genres: Crime, Drama, Music
Pete Kelly's BluesRating: 3.1/5 (with 6 votes)
Pete Kelly's Blues is a 1955 musical-crime film based on the 1951 radio series. It was directed by and starred Jack Webb in the title role of a bandleader and musician. Janet Leigh is featured as party girl Ivy Conrad, and Edmond O'Brien as a gangster who applies pressure to Kelly.Peggy Lee portrays alcoholic jazz singer Rose Hopkins (a performance for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role). Ella Fitzgerald makes a cameo as singer Maggie Jackson (a character played by a white actress in the radio series). Lee Marvin, Martin Milner, and Jayne Mansfield also make early career appearances. Much of the dialogue was wri... ()
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Awards & Nominations for Pete Kelly's Blues

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

About Pete Kelly's Blues

In 1927, a Kansas City, Missouri cornet player and his band perform nightly at a seedy speakeasy until a racketeer tries to extort them in exchange for protection.


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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: Kansas City
Based on: "Pete Kelly's Blues" (find it on Amazon)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 6 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 07/31/1955
Director: Jack Webb
Producer: Jack Webb
Screenwriter: Richard L. Breen
Director of Photography: Harold Rosson
Composer: Arthur Hamilton

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:258877, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 07/26/2020