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Stormy Weather -- Fourteen musical numbers highlight this account of a dancer whose swift rise to fame threatens to destroy his marriage to a beautiful singer.


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Frederick J. Jackson (screen play) and
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Release Date:
17 November 1943 (Sweden) See more »
The relationship between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress provides a retrospective of the great African American entertainers of the early 1900s. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lena Horne ... Selina Rogers

Bill Robinson ... 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

Dooley Wilson ... Gabe Tucker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cab Calloway ... Cab Calloway
Katherine Dunham ... Katherine Dunham
The Tramp Band ... The Tramp Band
Doris Ake ... Dancer (uncredited)
Juliette Ball ... Dancer (uncredited)
Lucille Battle ... Dancer (uncredited)

Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Stagehand (uncredited)
Talley Beatty ... Dancer (uncredited)
Lennie Bluett ... Dancer / Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Anise Boyer ... Singer (uncredited)
Teddy Buckner ... Band Member (uncredited)
Judy Carol ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Benny Carter ... Trumpeter (uncredited)
Janet Collins ... Dancer (uncredited)
Vivian Dandridge ... Dancer (uncredited)
Robert Felder ... Cab Calloway, Jr. (uncredited)
Louise Franklin ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ruby Golden ... Fat Girl (uncredited)
Suzette Harbin ... Dancer / Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Avanelle Harris ... Dancer (uncredited)
Kathleen Hartsfield ... Hatcheck Girl / Dancer (uncredited)
Maggie Hathaway ... Dancer (uncredited)
Charles Hawkins ... Dancer (uncredited)

Coleman Hawkins ... Saxophonist (uncredited)
Cleo Herndon ... Dancer (uncredited)
Johnny Horace ... Member The Shadracks (uncredited)
Illinois Jacquet ... Band Member (uncredited)
Mae E. Johnson ... May Johnson (uncredited)
Jo Jones ... Drummer (uncredited)
Jeni Le Gon ... Dancer (uncredited)
Johnny Lee ... Lyles (uncredited)
Rosalie Lincoln ... Dancer (uncredited)
F.E. Miller ... Skit (uncredited)
Taps Miller ... Trumpeter (uncredited)
Millie Monroe ... Dancer (uncredited)
Tommie Moore ... Dancer / Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Fayard Nicholas ... Dancer (uncredited)
Harold Nicholas ... Dancer (uncredited)
Florence O'Brien ... Tucker's Gold-Digging Girlfriend (uncredited)
Neva Peoples ... Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)
Henry Phace Roberts ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ruth Scott ... Dancer (uncredited)
Zutty Singleton ... Band Member (uncredited)
Ned Stanfield ... Member The Shadracks (uncredited)
Nick Stewart ... Cousin Jake (uncredited)
Johnny Thomas ... Dancer (uncredited)
Lena Torrence ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Emmett 'Babe' Wallace ... Chick Bailey (uncredited)
Ernest Whitman ... Jim Europe (uncredited)
Artie Young ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Andrew L. Stone  (as Andrew Stone)
Writing credits
Frederick J. Jackson (screen play) (as Frederick Jackson) and
Ted Koehler (screen play)

H.S. Kraft (adaptation)

Jerry Horwin (from an original story by) and
Seymour B. Robinson (from an original story by)

Produced by
William LeBaron .... producer (as William Le Baron)
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Leon Shamroy (director of photography)
Lee Garmes (uncredited)
Film Editing by
James B. Clark (film editor)
Art Direction by
James Basevi 
Joseph C. Wright 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little (set decorations)
Fred J. Rode (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Helen Rose (costumes designed by: musical sequences)
Makeup Department
Guy Pearce .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Abe Steinberg .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Alfred Bruzlin .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Music Department
Fanchon .... musical sequences supervised by
Emil Newman .... musical director
Connie Bemis .... composer: African Dance (uncredited)
Benny Carter .... musical director (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Gene Rose .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Irving Mills .... assistant to producer
Clarence Robinson .... dances staged by: musical sequences
Nick Castle .... dance director (uncredited)
Maggie Hathaway .... stand-in: Lena Horne (uncredited)
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USA:78 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Australia:G | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (certificate #9101)

Did You Know?

When the film was made Bill Robinson was 40 years older than Lena Horne.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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 »
Bill Williamson:Clem never told me you could sing like that, Selina.
Selina Rogers:I couldn't when Clem went away... but I practiced, and I studied. I've always been ambitious. Haven't you, Bill?
Bill Williamson:Never have been, except to get three square meals a day, regular. But I'm beginning to see things different now.
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Referenced in The Our Gang Story (1994) (V)See more »
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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Great music makes a great movie, 19 August 2000
Author: Oaktown Charlie ( from Oakland, California

Stormy Weather is a must see, if for no other reason than to view our past. The music is tops - the story line corny - the dancing is fantastic. Lena Horne's costumes are truly amazing - it would be nice if the movie has been in color to see this beautiful lady.

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