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Stompin' at the Savoy (1992)

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
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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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During a scene in which Esther and Pauline go to visit Alice at the hospital, Esther, played by Lynn Whitfield, wears a fur-trimmed red suit and matching hat. The outfit is the same one she wore previously while playing Josephine Baker in "The Josephine Baker Story." See more »

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Esther: [eyeing Pauline as she enters the salon] What are you doing here?
Pauline: I couldn't take that woman and her uniform no more.
Esther: You lose your job?
Pauline: Mmm-hmm.
Esther: Oh, well, what you gonna do?
Pauline: I don't know. Find another woman. Maybe retire to Florida.
[laughs]
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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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