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The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)

Approved | | Drama | 22 June 1956 (Belgium)
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 »

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writers:

Sydney Boehm (screenplay by), William Bradford Huie (from the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Russell ... Mamie Stover
Richard Egan ... Jim Blair
Joan Leslie ... Annalee Johnson
Agnes Moorehead ... Bertha Parchman
Jorja Curtright ... Jackie
Michael Pate ... Harry Adkins
Richard Coogan ... Captain Eldon Sumac
Alan Reed ... Captain Gorecki
Eddie Firestone ... Tarzan
Jean Willes ... Gladys
Leon Lontoc ... Aki
Kathy Marlowe Kathy Marlowe ... Zelda
Margia Dean ... Peaches
Jack Mather Jack Mather ... Bartender
John Halloran John Halloran ... Henry - Club Bouncer
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Storyline

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?

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1956 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Bungalow der Frauen See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55:1
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Trivia

Jim's red car is a 1941 Mercury Model Eight Club convertible coupe. MSRP was $1,070 ($17,600 in 2016). In excellent condition, at auction this car can fetch upwards of $50,000 in 2016. See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

Featured in Biography: Jane Russell: Body and Soul (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

If You Wanna See Mamie Tonight
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung on the phonograph by The Ames Brothers
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Typical mid-Fifties 20th-Century Fox product.
18 April 2003 | by gregcoutureSee all my reviews

This one came out when my cinema-going was pretty well supervised by my parents who, had they known the subject matter, would not have approved of my going to see it. So it wasn't until years later that I caught it on a TV broadcast. I'd missed the credit titles but it wasn't long before I recognized the distinctive style of the musical scorer, the incredibly prolific Hugo Friedhofer. Check out his credits on the IMDb site dedicated to him and you'll be amazed at the number of projects on which he worked, both credited and uncredited. This movie focussed on a love story with a fairly heavy emphasis on its sexual aspect, discreetly cleaned up for the presumably conservative audiences of the mid-Fifties. But Hugo's music leaves no doubt as to what's going on but isn't being graphically depicted. Twentieth produced and released a lot of product around that time that took full advantage of CinemaScope and color, as well as their own system of multi-track stereophonic sound. With the locations used for this one, it would be a treat to see a theatrical presentation of this film, despite its flaws. It's a genuine artifact of what the movie moguls foisted on the adult audiences of the day. And besides Jane Russell in a role especially tailored to her, ahem!, talents, it's got Agnes Moorehead, who always added a special frisson to every role she played.


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