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  1. Dueling Pianos.
  2. This is the best clip in the movie Scott Joplin (1977) by Universal Studios. It depicts a competition between "professors" (brothel pianists) to win $100 from John Stark in Sedalia, Missouri. Louis Chauvin, who is a better pianist but can't read/write music, teams up with Joplin and unleashes Maple Leaf Rag upon the public for the first time.

    Dick Hyman is playing the soundtrack and Billy Dee Williams is portraying Scott Joplin.

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    Of course these scenes are pure fiction.

    Poor quality video, but audio is reasonably good.

  3. Bethena.
  4. An interesting video.