St. Louis Blues

Directed by Dudley Murphy
Starring Isabel Washington, Jimmy Mordecai, James P. Johnson, Bessie Smith
Run time 20 min

Legendary blues singer Bessie Smith and the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra tell the story of a woman who is deserted by her boyfriend for a St. Louis floozy. She then sings the title song, an elaborate ten-minute production number with dance sequences and a chorus by the Hall Johnson Choir.

Name Role
Isabel Washington Cast Member
Jimmy Mordecai Cast Member
James P. Johnson Cast Member
Bessie Smith Cast Member
W.C. Handy Producer
Dudley Murphy Writer
Dudley Murphy Director
Country United States of America
Run time 20 min
Year Completed 1929