Syncopation Poster

Release Date: 1942

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
In New Orleans, young Kit Latimer (Bonita Granville), who loves and plays the African-American music of the city, moves to Chicago with her architect father, George (Adolphe Menjou). Over the next several years Kit discovers that the ragtime of her childhood has developed into jazz and continues performing. Struggling coronet player Johnny Schumacher (Jackie Cooper) befriends Kit, who is then arrested after her music incites a riot at a club. Upon her release, Kit forms a band with Johnny.

Cast: Jackie Cooper, Adolphe Menjou, Bonita Granville, George Bancroft, Ted North, Todd Duncan, Connee Boswell, Frank Jenks

Director: William Dieterle

Genres: Musical

Keywords: Father, School, Son, 1930s, Pursuit, Love, Spirited, Friend