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The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America (2012)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary on drummer/bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlem's Savoy Ballroom.
Director
Jeff Kaufman (as Jeffrey Kaufman)
Writer
Jeff Kaufman (as Jeffrey Kaufman)
Producers
Jeff Kaufman (as Jeffrey Kaufman) | Marcia Ross
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Updated Dec 31, 2011

Release date
Jun 5, 2012 (United States)

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Van Alexander
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Bruce Barnes
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Louie Bellson
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Rocky Carroll
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Billy Crystal
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Tyne Daly
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Keith David
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Duke Ellington
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Ella Fitzgerald
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Andy Garcia
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Dizzy Gillespie
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Danny Glover
Count Basie (voice) Count Basie (voice)   See fewer
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Jeff Goldblum
Artie Shaw (voice) Artie Shaw (voice)   See fewer
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Corey Hawkins
Chick Webb (voice) Chick Webb (voice)   See fewer
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Roy Haynes
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John Isaacs
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Janet Jackson
Ella Fitzgerald (voice) Ella Fitzgerald (voice)   See fewer
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John Legend
Duke Ellington (voice) Duke Ellington (voice)   See fewer
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Frankie Manning
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Norma Miller
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Ron Perlman
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Billy Porter
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Eugene Robinson
Teddy McRae (voice) Teddy McRae (voice)   See fewer
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Charlie Watts
Stanley Dance (voice) Stanley Dance (voice)   See fewer
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Chick Webb
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Joe Wilder
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8.3 / 10 | 15 votes