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St. Louis Blues(1958)

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Brief Synopsis

Musical biopic about the life of legendary bluesman W.C. Handy.

Cast & Crew

Allen Reisner Director
Nat "King" Cole William "W. C." Handy
Eartha Kitt Gogo Germaine
Mahalia Jackson Bessie May
Ruby Dee Elizabeth
Juano Hernandez Rev. Charles Handy
Teddy Buckner Musician
Barney Bigard Musician
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in St. Louis, MO: 10 Apr 1958; New York opening: 11 Apr 1958; Los Angeles opening: 23 Apr 1958
Release Date:  1958 Production Date:  [VistaVision Motion Picture High-Fidelity]
AFI
MM-001
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Duration(mins):  93-94 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  8,429    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Magical Journey To the Past

    Edward K. Maney 2011-09-13

    I LOVE THIS MOVIE. This movie is the best representation of the black genre of actors who were underrated in their capacity to entertain a wide audience.... MORE>

  • Must see film

    Maggie Reed 2011-09-12

    Whether you are a music fan, Nat King Cole fan, or just love movies based in history, this film is a must see. Eartha Kitt shows the fire and tenacity that... MORE>

  • Great Movie

    Debbie 2011-07-04

    I have loved this movie from the first time I saw it and that was in the 80's. My favorite part is when Nat King Cole sits at the piano that he had... MORE>