Universal Studios presents:

Scott Joplin

DVD (UPC: 025192095788)
  • Drama (Aspect: 16 X 9 )
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Billy Dee Williams, Clifton Davis, Margaret Avery, Eubie Blake, Godfrey Cambridge, Seymour Cassel, Otis Day, Mabel King, Taj Mahal, Spo-De-Odee, Art Carney, David Healy, Samuel Fuller, Leon Charles, Fred Pinkard, Delos V. Smith Jr., Marcus J. Grapes

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Billy Dee Williams stars with Art Carney and Clifton Davis in Scott Joplin, the fascinating story about the life of the ragtime great. Best known for his song, "The Entertainer", Joplin began his career touring as a piano player in bordellos around the country. When he is discovered during a piano competition by the famous music publisher John Stark (Carney), Joplin turns into an instant success, composing songs so popular that he becomes the first black composer to be allowed to play at the World's Fair. This historic film recounts Joplin's determination in the face of racism, his heroic struggle with a debilitating disease and his ultimate triumph as a composer and musical legend.

  • UPC: 025192095788
  • Release Date: 1977
  • Content Provider: Universal Studios
  • Runtime: 96:00
  • Genre: Musical - Drama
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD-NTSC
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  • Aspect: 16 X 9
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  • Color/BW: Color
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  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Disc Format: DVD-5

Cast and Crew

Billy Dee Williams
Clifton Davis
Margaret Avery
Eubie Blake
Godfrey Cambridge
Seymour Cassel
Otis Day
Mabel King
Taj Mahal
Art Carney
David Healy
Samuel Fuller
Leon Charles
Fred Pinkard
Delos V. Smith Jr.
Marcus J. Grapes

Written by:
Christopher Knopf

Directed by:
Jeremy Kagan

Produced by:
Stanley Hough