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Stormy Weather (1943)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 17 November 1943 (Sweden)
The relationship between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress provides a retrospective of the great African American entertainers of the early 1900s.

Director:

Andrew L. Stone (as Andrew Stone)

Writers:

Frederick J. Jackson (screen play) (as Frederick Jackson), Ted Koehler (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lena Horne ... Selina Rogers
Bill Robinson ... Bill Williamson
Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra ... Cab Calloway Orchestra (as Cab Calloway and His Band)
Katherine Dunham and Her Troupe 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 ... The Tramp Band
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Storyline

Dancing great Bill 'Williamson' sees his face on the cover of Theatre World magazine and reminisces: just back from World War I, he meets lovely singer Selina Rogers at a soldiers' ball and promises to come back to her when he "gets to be somebody." Years go by, and Bill and Selina's rising careers intersect only briefly, since Selina is unwilling to "settle down." Will she ever change her mind? Concludes with a big all-star show hosted by Cab Calloway. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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It's Championship Entertainment with a Championship Cast! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Arcadia Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - March 7, 1947) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Cinematographer Lee Garmes started the film but was replaced by Leon Shamroy. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Selina Rogers: [singing] I'm so very diga diga doo by nature, If you don't say diga diga to your mate, you're gonna lose a papa...
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Connections

Featured in Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

My, My, Ain't That Somethin'
(1933) (uncredited)
Written by Pinky Tomlin and Harry Tobias
Performed by Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway and His Band, and danced by The Nicholas Brothers
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Great music makes a great movie
19 August 2000 | by Oaktown CharlieSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1943 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Stormy Weather See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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