A.K.A. Doc Pomus ★★★

Doc Pomus (né Jerome Felder) was one of the great mid-20th Century pop songwriters. This documentary is a comprehensive view of his life and works. He was a Brooklyn Jewish blues singer, writer of Brill Bldg. hits usually with partners, childhood polio victim, husband, father, raconteur, bigger than life. The film gets all that with traditional interviews and footage. Produced by his daughter, the documentary does cement his reputation (I had hardly heard of him, though almost all his songs are sing-along familiar to me.) This is one of those entertaining, informative films which just plods along.