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The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)

Approved | | Drama | 22 June 1956 (Belgium)
Set in the early '40s, a San Francisco prostitute is run out of town just as the second World War has begun to intensify. Mamie settles down in Hawaii, hoping to start a new life. Though ... See full summary »

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Mamie Stover
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Jim Blair
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Annalee Johnson
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Bertha Parchman
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Jackie
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Harry Adkins
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Captain Eldon Sumac
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Captain Gorecki
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Gladys
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Aki
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Zelda
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Peaches
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Henry - Club Bouncer
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Set in the early '40s, a San Francisco prostitute is run out of town just as the second World War has begun to intensify. Mamie settles down in Hawaii, hoping to start a new life. Though her prospects look good when she falls in love with a science-fiction writer who treats her with the respect she deserves, the dawning war and the fallacies of her previous lifestyle complicate their budding romance. Mamie cannot fully remove herself from her former profession, and provides some of her old services to the sailors stationed in town. Searching for another means of financial security, Mamie invests in several pieces of real estate and becomes quite wealthy, though her bad reputation has not been forgotten by the locals. Written by alfiehitchie

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Why Did Mamie Stover Have to Leave San Francisco?

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22 June 1956 (Belgium)  »

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Bungalow der Frauen  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Jim's red car is a 1941 Mercury Model Eight Club convertible coupe. MSRP was $1,070 ($17,600 in 2016). In excellent condition, at auction this car can fetch upwards of $50,000 in 2016. See more »

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Although the story takes place in 1941-1942, all the women's fashion styles are from 1956. See more »

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Referenced in Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)
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Original music by Prince Leleiohoku (song "Kaua i ka Huahua'i (We Two in the Spray)") (1860)
Revised music by Johnny Noble (1929)
Played when Jim goes to the bar looking for Mamie
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not bad, for the time..although
15 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The double standard is still rampant, the character of Mamie Stover makes an attempt to achieve material success in a man's world.

Richard Egan is believable as the writer with a house on a hilltop, and all the accoutrement Mamie Stover will beg borrow or steal to get. She does make a point when she says when he discusses money he ..."is only slumming, while I'm just plain scared"...

The problem in these days is women were not encouraged to use their minds, and her pronounced figure is blatantly used in many scenes to underline this point.

Some good scenes with Agnes Moorehead as brothel owner, and lush sets on the beaches and mountains of Oahu. Worth a viewing as a commentary on women's issues at the time, a curiosity in that one wonders how close the Stover character was to Russel's own life, and what she had to do to get ahead in Hollywood of the 1940's-1950's.


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