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Stompin' at the Savoy (1992)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 12 April 1992
Four young black women are trying to achieve their dreams of success in the 1930s Harlem.


Debbie Allen
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Lynn Whitfield ... Esther
Vanessa Williams ... Pauline
Jasmine Guy ... Alice
Mario Van Peebles ... Walter
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Dorothy
Michael Warren ... Calvin
Darnell Williams Darnell Williams ... Ernest
John D'Aquino ... Bill
Debbie Allen ... Estelle
Dawnn Lewis ... Ella Fitzgerald
Lacy Darryl Phillips Lacy Darryl Phillips ... Teddy M.C.
Vicki Ross-Norris Vicki Ross-Norris ... Larraine
Ralph Wilcox Ralph Wilcox ... Herman
Blake A. Edwards Blake A. Edwards ... Paul Rothstein
Helen Floyd 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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Did You Know?


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 »


Pauline: [Angrily marches into Esther's shop and slams the door] You got it all, huh? You just HAD to have him, too?
Esther: [Quietly] You want to talk about this another time?
Pauline: [Knocking several materials off of Esther's counter] No, I don't want to talk about it another TIME! You couldn't have cared nothing about him, so why?
Esther: [Sharply] I DON'T think you want to talk about this now...
Pauline: And I think you better answer me now!
Esther: Fine. You want an answer?
Pauline: Yes!
Esther: [Moving over to the front window and pointing down the block] Well, ...
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Dancing with Feelings
2 February 2007 | by vonnie-15See all my reviews

I thought this was a great movie - I was a dancer in my earlier years and this movie brought back memories. This movie should be seen more often for our young children (black and white) to know how beautiful and enjoyable dancing can be. Also, this movie can teach you to survive and what friendship is about. This movie should also be used by dance instructors for educational purposes for their students.

The dance choreography for this movie was just fantastic. I can not dance like that anymore but seeing this movie made me get up and move around alittle with joy. This movie also would be great to show to senior citizens - I know it would bring back some memories for them especially the ones that are 70 plus. My mom would enjoy it - she was a swinger - she is now 78 years old. God is Blessing her.

I am hoping that this movie will be shown again soon on lifetime or whatever cable or TV channel that will show it.

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12 April 1992 (USA) See more »

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Dans la Savoy See more »

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