The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Mystery of the Blues (1992)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Costume Adventure, Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |  
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Who better to learn about the history of jazz from than everyone's favorite adventurer, Indiana Jones? In this made-for-TV movie, aging Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) looks back at his days as a college student in Chicago during the 1920s. Needing money, young Indy (Sean Patrick Flanery) lands a job at a speakeasy, where he learns about a new and exciting form of music from a trumpet player named Sidney Bechet (Jeffrey Wright) and his friends Louis Armstrong (Byron Stripling) and King Oliver (Keith David). Things get a lot more dangerous for Indy when makes the acquaintance of mobster Al Capone (Nicholas Turturro) and finds himself heading a murder investigation with the help of his college roommate Elliot Ness (Fred Weller) and a newspaper reporter named Ernest Hemingway (Jay Underwood). Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues was produced as part of the television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

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adventurer, blues-music, investigation, murder, speakeasy