Jack Johnson (film)

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Jack Johnson
Directed by Jimmy Jacobs
Produced by Bill Cayton
Written by Alan Bodian
Narrated by Kevin Kennedy
Brock Peters
Music by Miles Davis
Cinematography Lawrence Garinger
Edited by John Dandre
Release date
  • 1970 (1970)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Jack Johnson is a 1970 American documentary film directed by Jimmy Jacobs about the American boxer Jack Johnson (1878–1946). It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.[1][2] Cayton asked jazz artist Miles Davis to record music for the documentary, which resulted in Davis' 1971 album of the same name.[3]

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  1. ^ "The 43rd Academy Awards (1971) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ "NY Times: Jack Johnson". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  3. ^ Szwed, John F. (2002). So What: The Life of Miles Davis. Simon & Schuster. p. 307. ISBN 0684859823. 

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