A Man Called Adam

  • 1966
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

In this downbeat drama, Davis is a guilt-ridden jazz musician who blames himself for the car accident in which his family is killed. His bitterness and others' prejudices get in the way of his career, and when he walks off stage at a Cincinnati club, his gigs dry up. He meets Tyson, a civil rights activist, but she rejects his advances. Lawford is an uncaring...read more

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A Man Called Adam
02:00 — Adam Johnson, the brilliant jazz musician who seems to have all that any man could want, struggles to find a real purpose in his life because of a tor (more…)
(Movie Clip) If You Had A Chick Or Something
Troubled trumpeter Adam (Sammy Davis Jr.) at his New York pad after blowing off a Midwest gig, surprised to find Louis Armstrong and daughter Cicely T (more…)
(Movie Clip) All That Jazz
Not the familiar tune from Chicago but an original by Benny Carter and Al Stillman, handily turned by Mel Torme at a Manhattan party, Frank Sinatra Jr (more…)
(Movie Clip) I Know About Discrimination
Finally a scene with Peter Lawford as agent Manny, heretofore much discussed, probably as gritty a part as he ever played, Michael Lipton as junior pa (more…)
(Movie Clip) I Want To Be Wanted
Last bit of the artful credits then Sammy Davis Jr. in the title role, syncing neatly with Nat Adderly's recording, then singing the tune popularized (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: In this downbeat drama, Davis is a guilt-ridden jazz musician who blames himself for the car accident in which his family is killed. His bitterness and others' prejudices get in the way of his career, and when he walks off stage at a Cincinnati club, his g… (more)

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