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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 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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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?

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Trivia

The cargo ship Mamie boards at the beginning of the film is the S.S. Hawaiian Packer, owned by the Matson Line. It was originally launched in 1943 as the USAT Sea Scamp, one of 465 Type C3 transport ships built from 1940 to 1947. It was purchased by Matson in 1947. It was sold to the Federal Maritime Commission in 1964 and was sold for scrap in 1971. See more »

Goofs

This movie is set in the early 1940s, but Joan Leslie is wearing a mid-'50s hairstyle whence the movie was made. To see how she really wore her hair in the early '40s, check out Hollywood Canteen (1944), wherein she plays herself. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jane Russell - Der Star aus dem Heu (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep Your Eyes On The Hands
Music by Tony Todaro
Lyrics by Mary Johnston
Sung by Jane Russell with a Hula Girl Chorus
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Jane is great
8 March 2018 | by lawrencew-84729See all my reviews

Although this movie was changed before it's initial release, the intent remains. Jane give a subtle performance full of nuance as Mamie. Although, the movie is often shown on the FXM channel, it's in a standard, non-widescreen version. As of this writing, (March 2018), plans are to release this gem of a movie on blu-ray sometime later this year!.

Because of censorship, the the original story point of Mamie being a prostitute servicing the military men who visit the brothel she works at has been changed to Mamie chatting with customers in the "champagne room" at a "dance hall." Modern audience will figure it out. But the real story line is Mamie trying to find a place in high-society by obtaining her own wealth without the help a man, is the focus. This ambition costs her respectability among the self-righteous society in Honolulu and it may even cost her the love of her life.

Jane is great and their is real heat between her and Richard Egan. Agnes Moorehead appears as the Madame of the brothel Jane works at, is wonderful plus to this movie as she is to any movie she appeared in. Check it out!


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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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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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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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