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Pete Kelly's Blues

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Pete Kelly's Blues is arguably the most stylish of director/star [[Performer~P116153~Jack Webb~jackwebb]]'s theatrical features. Beginning with a brilliantly evocative pre-credits prologue, wherein we see how WWI vet Pete Kelly ([[Performer~P116153~Webb~jackwebb]]) came into possession of his precious trumpet, the film traces Kelly to his 1927 gig at a Kansas City speakeasy. Most of the film concerns Kelly's efforts to keep his "Big Seven" aggregation together, his off-and-on romance with socialite Ivy...more

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