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A Man Called Adam (1966)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music | 7 December 1967 (Hungary)
A famous jazz trumpeter finds himself unable to cope with the problems of everyday life.

Director:

Leo Penn

Writers:

Lester Pine, Tina Pine (as Tina Rome)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Adam Johnson
Louis Armstrong ... Willie Ferguson
Ossie Davis ... Nelson Davis
Cicely Tyson ... Claudia Ferguson
Frank Sinatra Jr. ... Vincent
Mel Tormé ... Guest Singer at Party
Peter Lawford ... Manny
Johnny Brown ... Blind Les
George Rhodes George Rhodes ... Leroy
Michael Silva Michael Silva ... George
Kai Winding Kai Winding ... Trombonist
Ja'net DuBois ... Martha (as Jeanette DuBois)
Michael Lipton Michael Lipton ... Bobby Gales
Lola Falana ... Theo
Kenneth Tobey ... Club Owner
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Storyline

A famous jazz trumpeter finds himself unable to cope with the problems of everyday life.

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Taglines:

In Adam's World... The Music Never Stops! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1967 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

La pelle brucia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Trace-Mark Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Lola Falana. See more »

Quotes

Nelson Davis: Stop it, Claudia. Stop it! How long do you intend to go on punishing yourself like this? You're not responsible.
Claudia Ferguson: How can you say that, Nelson? I fell in love with a beautiful, sensitive man. A hurt man. A man who hits back. Who never let's anybody step on him. He was proud. And what did I do? I lectured him. 'Adam, you can't do this. Adam, you mustn't do that.' I would rather he fought on that street corner and died.
Nelson Davis: Claudia!
Claudia Ferguson: Yes, died! Instead he stood there and did nothing. Because of me. He ...
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Connections

Featured in TCM Guest Programmer: 20 Fan Programmers (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Go Now
(uncredited)
Music by Benny Carter
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A good look at my fathers generation of virtuso
12 April 2014 | by jameslawrence743See all my reviews

Great movie the best SAMMY DAVIS JR film to date,did anybody notice MORGAN FREEMAN doing background extra work, when i was young I heard old people talk about his film people like my DAD, I know he saw this film this film was very appealing to him, I know,he was in to this type of music pure jazz, all the actors were great, know I would love to own it on DVD, it help me to understand the emotionally charged 1960s I lived thru that period.and the only program that bought laughter into our hope was a show called I DREAM OF JEANNIE which MR DAVIS did a guest spot and the number that OLD BLACK MAGIC if you look carefully you'll notice the cast is mesmerized at Sammy's performance Barbara Larry Hayden and bill even the background club atmosphere was awed by this man energy,,,,,wish I could've meet him


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