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Roy Smeck: The Wizard of the Strings

USA, 1985 (MIFF 1986)

Director: Peter Friedman

A portrait of Roy Smeck. veteran star of vaudeville early sound films and radio and a pioneer in the popularisation of fretted musical instruments (banjo, guitar etc). Includes scenes of 82-year-old Smeck playing the ukelele in concert interviews with him and other veterans of the entertainment industry and some marvellous movie memorabilia.

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