The Last Of The Blue Devils is a rare document of the 1974 reunion that brought together Kansas City swing and blues giants Count Basie, Big Joe Turner and Jay McShann, as well as countless performers and instrumentalists in the Kansas City jazz scene from the 30s onwards.
It’s 1876 and all the Indians are at peace except the Comanches lead by Black Cloud. When Black Cloud wipes out a town, only six soldiers are left and they head for the nearest fort. In the desert they are reinforced by members of a stagecoach and find some water at a deserted mission.
The antiquarian Bořivoj Kohout puts great effort into keeping his wife and children under strict control. His daughter Zdeňka’s suitor Bečvář intends to conquer his tyranny and thus help the family towards a more peaceful life and pave the way towards his marriage to Zdeňka.
George Apley is a stuffy, self-satisfied member of Boston’s upper class, supremely confident of the superiority of his hometown. However, his comfortable, predictable world is overturned when he learns, to his horror, that both his son and his daughter have fallen in love with non-Bostonians.
Late September takes place over a 24-hour period, in a beautiful Kent house and garden, and follows the course and aftermath of a birthday celebration organised by a middle-aged woman for her husband to whom she has been married for nearly 40 years.
A group of close friends celebrate the bittersweet changes coming to their lives during the summer of their high-school graduation: adult responsibilities, adult romance — and the soberingly adult fact that some of their number are being drafted into the Israeli army.