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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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Taglines:

They Set Basin Street to Broadway Ablaze With Sizzling Songs and Hot Rhythm!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Two musical numbers were deleted from the release print: "Good-for-Nothin' Joe" (music by Rube Bloom, lyrics by Ted Koehler), sung by Lena Horne, who already was identified with this torch song via her 1941 Victor recording as the vocalist with Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra; and "Alfred the Moocher," a parody by Cab Calloway of his trademark "Minnie the Moocher" (music and lyrics by Calloway, Irving Mills and Clarence Gaskill). The Alfred being spoofed likely is renowned film composer and music director Alfred Newman. Only a voice track of the send-up remains. On a V-Disc of selections from the film made by Miss Horne with the Calloway band, "Good-for-Nothin' Joe" was included. 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

Singer: All right, Fats, go to work.
'Fats' Waller: Well, all right then, boys, latch on. Come on.
[singing]
'Fats' Waller: No one to talk with, All by myself, No one to walk with, But I might be on the shelf, Ain't misbehavin', Savin' my love for you, For you, for you, for you...
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Soundtracks

Rhythm Cocktail
(uncredited)
Written by Cab Calloway
Played by Cab Calloway and His Band
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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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