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St. Louis Blues (1939)

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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 »


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Cast overview:
Dave Geurney
Rafael San Ramos
Jerome Cowan ...
Ivan DeBrett
Jessie Ralph ...
Aunt Tibbie
Maj. Martingale
Mary Parker ...
Maxine Sullivan ...
Cliff Nazarro ...
Victor Kilian ...
Sheriff Burdick
Walter Soderling ...
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Virginia Howell ...
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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

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It's swingtime on the levee!


Musical | Comedy





Release Date:

3 February 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Joen kuningatar  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »


Referenced in Remington Steele: Cast in Steele (1984) See more »


Written by Billy Rose, James F. Hanley and Jean Herbert
Performed by Dorothy Lamour
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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".

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