Synopsis by Mark Deming
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.
adventurer, blues-music, investigation, murder, speakeasy