The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)

 |  Drama  |  22 June 1956 (Belgium)
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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 ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mamie Stover
Jim Blair
Annalee Johnson
Bertha Parchman
Jorja Curtright ...
Harry Adkins
Richard Coogan ...
Capt. Eldon Sumac
Capt. Gorecki
Eddie Firestone ...
Jean Willes ...
Leon Lontoc ...
Kathy Marlowe ...
Jack Mather ...
John Halloran ...


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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Release Date:

22 June 1956 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Bungalow der Frauen  »

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Did You Know?


20th Century-Fox production head Buddy Adler wanted Marilyn Monroe for the role of Mamie, but she refused. Fox went with Jane Russell instead. See more »


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


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


Keep Your Eyes on the Hands
Music by Tony Todaro
Lyrics by Mary Johnston
Sung by Jane Russell with a Hula Girl Chorus
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Russell is fine but the film goes nowhere.
2 July 1999 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

Good Hawaiian locations, a strong performance by the gorgeous Jane Russell and a very sexy Agnes Moorehead - how could you want more? But there is also glorious colour and cinemascope, a pretty good recreation of the attack on Pearl Harbour, and Michael Pate as the baddie.

Sadly Richard Egan is dull as Russell's love interest and the whole film is ruined by a rushed and meaningless ending. I guess no-one really believed the film's feminist ideas.

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