MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,544 this week

Stormy Weather (1943)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 1,094 users  
Reviews: 35 user | 20 critic

The relationship between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress provides a retrospective of the great African American entertainers of the early 1900s.

Director:

(as Andrew Stone)

Writers:

(screen play) (as Frederick Jackson) , (screen play), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 06 Oct 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 03 Dec 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 13 Nov 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Stormy Weather" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Stormy Weather (1943)

Stormy Weather (1943) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Stormy Weather.

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Musical | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A compulsive gambler dies during a shooting, but he'll receive a second chance to reform himself and to make up with his worried wife.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Busby Berkeley
Stars: Ethel Waters, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Lena Horne
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
Hi-De-Ho (1947)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Cab Calloway plays himself in a plot about jealousy, night clubs, and gangsters. Ends with a series of musical numbers.

Director: Josh Binney
Stars: Cab Calloway, Ida James, Jeni Le Gon
Pinky (1949)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A light-skinned African American woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race.

Directors: Elia Kazan, John Ford
Stars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters
Carmen Jones (1954)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Contemporary version of the Bizet opera, with new lyrics and an African-American cast.

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Chicago February 14th 1929. Al Capone finally establishes himself as the city's boss of organised crime. In a north-side garage his hoods, dressed as policemen, surprise and mow down with ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Jason Robards, George Segal, Ralph Meeker
Bojangles (TV Movie 2001)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The award-winning actor and dancer Gregory Hines stars in this look at the life of extraordinary tap dancing legend Bill "Bojangles" Robinson... See full synopsis »

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Gregory Hines, Peter Riegert, Kimberly Elise
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A theatrical producer puts aside his own success to boost the career of a talented singer.

Directors: William L. Nolte, Ralph Cooper
Stars: Ralph Cooper, Lena Horne, Laurence Criner
Certificate: Passed Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A private detective gets mixed up with a phony spiritualist racket.

Director: Herbert I. Leeds
Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Marjorie Weaver, Helene Reynolds
Kid Millions (1934)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.

Directors: Roy Del Ruth, Willy Pogany
Stars: Eddie Cantor, Ann Sothern, Ethel Merman
I Dood It (1943)
Romance | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Constance Shaw is a dance star on Broadway, Joseph Rivington Reynolds is a keen fan of her. After she is fed up with her friend, she meets Joseph and marries him, because she thinks he is ... See full summary »

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Red Skelton, Eleanor Powell, Richard Ainley
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Irwin Franklyn
Stars: Bill Robinson, Eubie Blake, Putney Dandridge
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Selina Rogers
...
Bill Williamson
Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra ...
Cab Calloway Orchestra (as Cab Calloway and His Band)
Katherine Dunham and Her Troupe ...
Dance Troupe
Fats Waller ...
'Fats' Waller
The Nicholas Brothers ...
Dancers (as Nicholas Brothers)
Ada Brown ...
Singer
...
Gabe Tucker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Katherine Dunham ...
Katherine Dunham
The Tramp Band ...
The Tramp Band
Edit

Storyline

Dancing great Bill 'Williamson' sees his face on the cover of Theatre World magazine and reminisces: just back from World War I, he meets lovely singer Selina Rogers at a soldiers' ball and promises to come back to her when he "gets to be somebody." Years go by, and Bill and Selina's rising careers intersect only briefly, since Selina is unwilling to "settle down." Will she ever change her mind? Concludes with a big all-star show hosted by Cab Calloway. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 November 1943 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Der Tänzer auf den Stufen  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final film of Fats Waller. On December 15, 1943, less than five months after the film's July 21 opening in Manhattan, Waller, age 39, died of pneumonia on a train stopped at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. Having fallen ill during an engagement at the Zanzibar Room in Hollywood, he had boarded the Santa Fe Chief in Los Angeles and was headed for New York City. See more »

Goofs

The first time Selena says "Bill Williamson" (in the first scene, before her character has met him) her mouth quite clearly says "Bill Robinson. Bill Robinson played Bill Williamson. See more »

Connections

Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The Jumpin' Jive
(1939) (uncredited)
Written by Cab Calloway, Jack Palmer and Frank Froeba
Performed by Cab Calloway and His Band
Danced by The Nicholas Brothers
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Full of Music and Dance. A Real Treat.
1 May 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Stormy Weather with Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Katherine Dunham, and the Nicholas brothers is a wonderful "dance vacation" for Vintage, Swing and Tap dancers. It was also a rather rare opportunity to see Katherine Dunham on Video. The video I watched was clear and had excellent sound. It was an uplifting and delighful "Smorgasbord" of music and dance of the highest order. I presented it to a high school group for an historical event. They were amazed and fascinated with the performances. The guys especially were impressed by the Nicholas brothers dancing.


12 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the sentence finishers iain_nevill
Anyone else think this? Gabe/Sam jstein9
this an advertise movie for black soldiers? freakyveit
I need some info please teddybear9263
Nobody's Sweetheart dancer? t1z2f
Riverboat guys? vmacek@mindspring.com
Discuss Stormy Weather (1943) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?