Has Sonny's Blues (James Baldwin short story) ever been made into a movie/production?

I’ve been reading the James Baldwin short story Sonny’s Blues. This story is very vivid, and would seem to lend itself very well to being made into a screenplay or some other sort of theatrical production. I definitely feel a very strong pull for this inclination; I wouldn’t be surprised if someone else has felt this as well. Has something been made from this? Thanks.

Sorry if this should be in Cafe Society instead. If no one replies here, I’ll post the question there instead :).

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In this case, I think Cafe Society is the best place for the thread, so I’ll move it.

Whoah! Sorry about that, didn’t know. Thanks for the save bibliophage



You can answer this question easily by using the Internet Movie Database at the following URL:


If you put “James Baldwin” in the Cast/Crew Name Search, you get the following page:


As you can see, no movie or TV show has ever been made from “Sonny’s Blues.” I can’t tell if any page has ever been made from it.

Thanks muchly! I’ll remember this in the future.


I wrote:

> I can’t tell if any page has ever been made from it.

I’ve really got to proofread better. I meant that I don’t know if any play has been made from it.