• Publication date: January 12, 2014

Cadillac Records

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Cadillac Records is based on the true story of the original Chicago-based purveyors of electric blues, Chess Records.

  • Publication date: January 12, 2014

Cadillac Records

Program data

Duration: 105

Production Year: 2008

MBC 2:

April 25, 2014 09:00 (KSA) ~ April 25, 2014 08:00 (CLT)

Founded in 1950 by Leonard Chess, Chess Records quickly gained a reputation as home to some of the most talented and influential blues artists ever.

But along the way there was enough sex, drugs, and rock & roll to ensure that things around Chess Records never got boring.

Chess decides to pool his resources into releasing what were then called "race records."

Soon a coterie of label talent, from Little Walter and Howlin' Wolf, to Chuck Berry and Etta James, help to propel the fledgling label to the top of the charts--with each hit-maker rewarded by Chess with a shiny new Cadillac automobile.


  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Beyonce Knowles
  • MosDef
  • Adrien Brody
  • Cedric the Entertainer
  • Gabrielle Union
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui
  • Columbus Short
  • Eamonn Walker

Directed by:Darnell Martin

Rating: R for pervasive language and some sexuality