• Publication date: June 3, 2012

The Cotton Club

The story follows the people that visited and ran The Cotton Club in Harlem, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous.

Program data

Duration: 115

Production Year: 1984

MBC Max:

June 10, 2012 04:40 (KSA) ~ June 10, 2012 03:40 (CLT)

The Cotton Club looks back to the 1920s-1930s peak of the legendary Harlem nightclub where only blacks performed and only whites could sit in the audience.

Among them are cornet player Dixie Dwyer, who escapes psycho gangster "benefactor" Dutch Schultz for a George Raft-type Hollywood career as a gangster film star.

Schultz's nubile mistress Vera Cicero, who loves Dixie against her mercenary instincts.

Cotton Club Mob owner Owney Madden and close associate Frenchy Demarge; Vincent, Dixie's no-good Mad Dog Coll-esque brother.

 Club tap star Sandman Williams, who woos ambitious light-skinned Club singer Lila Rose Oliver; and cameos by Charles "Honi" Coles and Cab Calloway impersonator Larry Marshall.

Starring:

  • Richard Gere
  • Gregory Hines
  • Diane Lane
  • Lonette McKee
  • Bob Hoskins
  • James Remar
  • Nicolas Cage

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola