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Odds Against Tomorrow

I didn’t find the movie streaming online nor was I able to hear much of the soundtrack unfortunately. But “Odds Against Tomorrow” does seem like a great movie. It was made in 1959 and it stars Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, and Shelly Winters. The plot involves an ex cop who hires a team to help him rob a bank. I could have added the movie to my Netflix queue but it was dirt cheap on Amazon and I love Harry Belafonte and MJQ so I bought it. I may have more to say once I’ve seen it. In the meantime here’s a scene from the movie. I have no idea what’s going on but Belafonte sings a great bluesy number with Modern Jazz Quartet.

It’s time for a little game I like to call “Seven Degrees Of Belafonte.”

In 1982 Shari Belafonte Harper was in a little film called “Time Walker” aka “Being From Another Planet.” Large portions of that film were shot on the campus of California State University at Northridge (CSUN). In 1992 the good folks at MST3k took aim at “Being From Another Planet” and made it even funnier. That same year I started working at CSUN as an interpreter. A couple years after I left CSUN, one of the professors invited Harry Belafonte to the campus to interview him for a book about “Odds Against Tomorrow!” That makes my Belafonte score double ones. Snake eyes baby! I also demand bonus points for the chain reaction combo.

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  1. […] started singing professionally in 1976 and soon began touring with Billy Childs, Sergio Mendes, and Harry Belafonte. In 1987 she was the first vocalist signed to the reactivated Blue Note label. She has won 4 […]

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