John Lomax and Lead Belly reenact events from their relationship. Lead Belly released from prison asks to work for Lomax
United States USA Date:1935 Duration:2 min 54 sec Sound:Yes
Lead Belly (Huddie William Ledbetter) and John Lomax reenact scenes from the past in their relationship. Lead Belly walks down a hall and knocks before he enters a room carrying a guitar. Lomax is working at a typewriter. He is coached regarding his lines. There is a knock on the door and Lomax says "come in." Lomax is coached some more about his lines. Scene shifts. Knock at door, and Lead Belly enters, saying "Boss, here I is." He states that the Governor pardoned him because Lomax sent him a recording of his songs, and he asks Lomax to employ him for life. Lomax declines, calling Lead Belly "a mean boy" because he killed two men. Lead Belly claims that he has changed and promises to be his driver and to sing for him. Lomax hires him.
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