Syncopation
Syncopation
Directed by William Dieterle
Written by Philip Yordan, Frank Cavett
Starring Adolphe Menjou, Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville
Run time 88 min
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A jazz trumpeter tries to woo a fellow musician in mourning for her dead lover, and sets up a band in an attempt to bring them closer together. Covering a quarter-century of American “syncopated” music (ragtime, jazz, swing, blues, and boogie boogie), Syncopation features music from the turn of the 20th century through prohibition, the Great Depression, and the outbreak of WWII. Featuring jazz greats Benny Goodman, Charlie Barnet, Gene Krupa, Harry James, and more. Includes selected "Jazz Shorts" from the Cohen Film Collection as bonus material.
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