Lady Sings the Blues

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Diana Ross plays the magnificent, tragic song stylist Billie Holiday, who while writhing in a strait jacket in a prison cell, awaiting sentencing on drug charges, reflects on her turbulent life. Raped in her youth by a drunk (Adolph Caesar), then compelled to work as a domestic in a Harlem whorehouse, Holliday is encouraged to try for a singing career by the bordello's pianist (Richard Pryor). She rises as high as it is possible to go in the white-dominated show business world of the 1930s, but can't handle the pressure and turns to narcotics. The film takes several liberties with the 44-year existence of "Lady Day." Among the Billie Holiday standards performed by Ross are "My Man," "I Cried for You," "Lover Man," "Them There Eyes," and the title song. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Release Date
4/25/17 
Studio
Paramount
MPAA Rating
R -- Restricted
Length
2 hours, 23 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
  • Dolby Digital Mono
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
Subtitles
  • English

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