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Chapter 20: Mystery of the Blues
Chicago - 1920
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Runtime: 90 min.

Directed by: Carl Schultz
Story by: George Lucas
Screenplay by: Jule Selbo
Music by: Joel McNeely
Executive Producer: George Lucas
Produced by: Rick McCallum

Harrison Ford .... Indiana Jones (age 50)
Sean Patrick Flanery .... Indiana Jones
Jeffrey Wright .... Sidney Bechet
Byron Stripling .... Louis Armstrong
Ray Serra .... Jim Colosimo
Frank Vincent .... Johnny Torrio
Frederick Weller .... Eliot Ness
Nicholas Turturro Jr. .... Al Capone
Mark Keily .... Ben Hecht
Barry Bell .... Charles MacArthur
Keith David .... King Oliver


The Story

Going to college and working in a seedy speakeasy bring Indy into contact with jazz great Sidney Bechet who teaches him how to play the blues. Unfortunately, he also crosses paths with up-and-coming thug Al Capone and it's only with the assistance of his dorm roommate, future "Untouchable" Eliot Ness, that Indy is able to solve a vicious murder and prevent himself from ending up in a pair of cement overshoes.


Famous people encounters:

Sidney Bechet
Great jazz musician known as a master of the soprano saxophone.
Al Capone
The most famous American gangster, who dominated organized crime in Chicago from 1925 to 1931.
Eliot Ness
American crime fighter, head of a nine-man team of law officers called the Untouchables, who opposed Al Capone's underworld network in Chicago.
Louis Armstrong
Leading trumpeter and the man generally considered to have been the greatest of all New Orleans musicians and one of the most influential artists in jazz history.
Johnny Torrio
American gangster who became a top crime boss in Chicago and, later, one of the founders of modern organized crime in America.
King Oliver
American cornetist who was a vital link between the semimythical prehistory of jazz and the firmly documented history of jazz proper. He is also remembered for choosing Louis Armstrong as his protégé.
Jim Colosimo
Crime czar in Chicago from about 1902 until his death in 1920. He was also the owner of plush brothels, saloons, and a nightclub.
Ben Hecht
U.S. novelist, playwright, and film writer who, as a newspaperman in the 1920s, perfected a type of human interest sketch that was widely emulated.
Charles MacArthur
American journalist, dramatist, and screenwriter, a colourful personality who is remembered for his comedies written with Ben Hecht.
Release dates:
First air date:
October 10, 1999

Video release:
October 27, 1999

DVD release:
Apr. 29, 2008
This Chapter contains former episodes:
The Mystery of the Blues, Chicago,
April 1920 (1)

Chapter #12 (Season 2-5)
Originally aired: March 13, 1993 on ABC

The Mystery of the Blues, Chicago,
May 1920 (2)

Chapter #13 (Season 2-6)
Originally aired: March 13, 1993 on ABC

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