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KING OF JAZZ

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KING OF JAZZ

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 100m 21s

BBFCInsight racial stereotyping, mild comic violence

Genre(s) Comedy, Music, Performance

Director(s) John Murray Anderson

Cast includes Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff, Glenn Tryon, William Kent

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 15/05/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

KING OF JAZZ is a 1930 US revue featuring musical performances and comedy sketches.

Discrimination

A man wearing black body paint and a feathered headdress performs a dance entitled 'The Beating of the Voodoo Drum', described as inspired by jazz's origins in 'the jungles of Africa'.

Violence

A woman slaps a man's face, tweaks his nose and yanks at his clothing during a comedy musical sequence. Infrequent slapstick violence includes one man smashing a chair over another's head. There are brief comic references to the killing of three police officers by a criminal gang and to a woman having shot her husband. The gunshot is heard but the referenced characters never appear on screen.

Mild sex references include discreet comic references to adultery. Comedy sketches occasionally depict people drinking to excess.

Details

Title
KING OF JAZZ
Also known as
THE KING OF JAZZ REVUETHE PAUL WHITEMAN KING OF JAZZ REVUE
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
Sony DADC Europe Ltd
Classified date(s)
09/07/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
100m 21s
BBFC reference
AVF363383
Remarks
Full Frame

Components List

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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