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Stompin' at the Savoy (1992)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  12 April 1992 (USA)
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Four young black women are trying to achieve their dreams of success in the 1930s Harlem.

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Esther
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Pauline
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Alice
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Walter
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Dorothy
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Calvin
Darnell Williams ...
Ernest
John D'Aquino ...
Bill
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Estelle
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Lacy Darryl Phillips ...
Teddy M.C.
Vicki Ross-Norris ...
Larraine
Ralph Wilcox ...
Herman
Blake A. Edwards ...
Paul Rothstein
Helen Floyd ...
Mrs. Brown
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Four young black women are trying to achieve their dreams of success in the 1930s Harlem.

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12 April 1992 (USA)  »

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Eine Nacht im Savoy  »

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Debbie Allen, who directed the film, also has a cameo role in it, as of one Esther's first customers. See more »

Quotes

Calvin: I don't have a spot for a singer. Just a hat check girl.
Pauline: [Rolls her eyes and sighs in annoyance]
Calvin: Well, don't kill yourself thanking me.
Pauline: I will when I have something to thank your for.
Calvin: Little girl, stop playing with me.
Pauline: [Staring directly into Calvin's eyes] I'm not a little girl, and when I start playing with you, you won't want me to stop.
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4 African American women struggle to make 1930's Harlem their home.
24 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

This film authentically captures the true essence of Harlem in the 1930s as it portrays 4 African American women who struggle to make Harlem their home. The realities that these 4 women faced had portrayed the true nature of how we play with the hand that life deals us. This perfectly cast drama takes you back to a time when women were beautiful, elegant and determined. The skillful choreography to Benny Goodmans Sing Sing Sing and the excellent portrayal of Ella Fitzgerald at the Savoy Ballroom (Dawn Lewis) also adds to this authentic, rich, and highly-entertaining historical drama. It is a film that you are sure to watch more than just once!


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