A Broadway musical comedy star tires of the same old grind and flees the city. She runs into the skipper of a showboat who befriends her, and they make plans to put together a musical revue... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Will Handy grows up in Memphis with his preacher father and his Aunt Hagar. His father intends for him to use his musical gifts only in church, but he can't stay away from the music of the ... See full summary »

Director: Allen Reisner
Stars: Nat 'King' Cole, Eartha Kitt, Cab Calloway
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Three merchant seamen fleeing the Japanese take refuge on a Pacific island, where they come across a doctor and his daughter who take care of the natives, a hostile tribe that wants to kill... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Murphy
Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Eddie Bracken, Gil Lamb
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A Hollywood screenwriter looking for inspiration for his next film goes to Mexico, where he runs into a beautiful Mexican girl who sets her sights on him.

Director: Theodore Reed
Stars: Bob Burns, Dorothy Lamour, Ray Milland
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young girl's parents are killed on a tropical island, and the girl is raised and protected by the jungle animals. When she is found, as a grown woman, she is taken back to the United ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Santell
Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Richard Denning, Jack Haley
Anna Lucasta (1958)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Young woman struggling with a sordid past finds her biggest enemy had larger Demons than her.

Director: Arnold Laven
Stars: Eartha Kitt, Sammy Davis Jr., Frederick O'Neal
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Quick tempered but likable Biff Grimes falls for beautiful Virginia Brush, but he is not the only young man in the neighborhood who is smitten with her.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth
Manhandled (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The secretary to a phony psychiatrist finds herself caught up in the murder of a patient's wife and realizes that her life is also in danger.

Director: Lewis R. Foster
Stars: Dan Duryea, Dorothy Lamour, Sterling Hayden
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Robinson family are spending two weeks of summer vacation at a resort in the Catskills. Older daughter Patti vies with her friend, Valeria, for the affections of Demi Armendez but Patti... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Jane Powell, Ricardo Montalban, Louis Calhern
Gun Fury (1953)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In Arizona, Frank Slayton's gang robs a stagecoach and kidnaps Ben Warren's fiancée, prompting Warren to pursue Slayton.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Rock Hudson, Donna Reed, Philip Carey
Operator 13 (1934)
Certificate: Passed Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Union spy Gail Loveless impersonates a black maid in the early days of the Civil War, but complications arise when she falls in love with a Confederate officer.

Director: Richard Boleslawski
Stars: Marion Davies, Gary Cooper, Jean Parker
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A cinema director who is in an emotional and professional crisis thinks that he has discovered a French star when he meets an ordinary dancer.

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Don Ameche, Janis Carter
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A power struggle emerges among convicts condemned to prison life.

Director: Walter Doniger
Stars: Perry Lopez, Beverly Garland, Walter Abel
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Dave Geurney
...
Rafael San Ramos
Jerome Cowan ...
Ivan DeBrett
Jessie Ralph ...
Aunt Tibbie
...
Maj. Martingale
Mary Parker ...
Punkins
Maxine Sullivan ...
Ida
Cliff Nazarro ...
Shorty
Victor Kilian ...
Sheriff Burdick
Walter Soderling ...
Mr. Hovey
The King's Men ...
THe King's Men
Virginia Howell ...
Mrs. Hovey
Matty Malneck ...
Matty Malneck
Hall Johnson Choir ...
Hall Johnson Choir
Edit

Storyline

A Broadway musical comedy star tires of the same old grind and flees the city. She runs into the skipper of a showboat who befriends her, and they make plans to put together a musical revue. But a competing carnival owner hatches a scheme to put an end to the show before it begins. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It's swingtime on the levee!

Genres:

Musical | Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 February 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Joen kuningatar  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Connections

Referenced in My Three Sons: St. Louis Blues (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

St. Louis Blues
Written by W.C. Handy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dorothy Lamour as the Runaway Heroine
14 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an amusing but lightweight comedy/musical vehicle for Dorothy Lamour in the early years of her stardom. Dottie plays a Broadway star who is forever cast in South Seas melodramas (hmmm) who decides to run away and live in seclusion in a small river town. Familiar plot of course but the movie has a major director, Raoul Walsh, a lovely star and a good supporting cast although noted character actor Lloyd Nolan is not charismatic enough to be Lamour's leading man. The movie includes several good songs including "I Go For That", one of Lamour's biggest hits. The legendary title song (a turn of the century hit) is regrettably on used as background music. This movie was retitled "Best of the Blues" for television to avoid confusion with the 1958 movie "St. Louis Blues".


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss St. Louis Blues (1939) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?