Leadbelly Trailer

Leadbelly Trailer (1976)

"You can't bury a black legend like Leadbelly!" 28 May 1976 Drama 126 mins

The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the south. Even in prison he became well known for the songs he had composed and sung during and before the time he spent there.

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Roger E. Mosley

as Huddie Ledbetter

Paul Benjamin

as Wes Ledbetter

Madge Sinclair

as Miss Eula

Alan Manson

as Prison Chief Guard

Albert Hall

as Dicklicker

Art Evans

as Blind Lemon Jefferson

James Brodhead

as John Lomax

John Henry Faulk

as Gov. Pat Neff

Lynn Hamilton

as Sally Ledbetter

Ernie Hudson

as Archie (as Earnest L. Hudson)


Marc Merson

Marc Merson Producer

Bruce Surtees

Bruce Surtees Cinematography

Robert F. Boyle

Robert F. Boyle Production Design

John A. Kuri

John A. Kuri Set Decoration

International Releases Dates

United States 28 May 1976

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