Pete Kelly's Blues
First screened in November 2007 / Most recently screened in March 2016
Director: Jack Webb. Cast: Paul Webb, Janet Leigh, Edmond O'Brien, Lee Marvin, Martin Milner, Than Wyenn, Peggy Lee, Herbert Ellis, Andy Devine, Ella Fitzgerald. Screenplay: Richard L. Breen.

Twitter Capsule: Low-energy filmmaking, despite the script's strenuous attempts at verbal snap and an overall devotion to jazz.

VOR:   Palpable passion project for Kelly, and an unusually direct attempt at something like a jazz cinema. Self-undermining in many ways, but the Fitzgerald and Lee numbers are of interest.

Photo © 1955 Warner Bros. Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. C

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Peggy Lee

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