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Director  Allen Reisner
Costume design  Edith Head
Country  United States
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Biography, Drama, Music
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Language  English
St Louis Blues (1958 film) movie poster
Release date  April 7, 1958 (1958-04-07)
Writer  Ted Sherdeman, Robert Smith
Genres  Drama, Biographical film, Musical, Black-and-white, Musical Drama
Cast  Nat 'King' Cole (W.C. Handy), Eartha Kitt (Gogo Germaine), Cab Calloway (Blade), Ella Fitzgerald (Singer), Billy Preston (Will Handy as a Boy)
Similar movies  Get on Up (2014), The Glenn Miller Story (1953), The Gene Krupa Story (1959), New Wine (1941), Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

St. Louis Blues is a 1958 American film broadly based on the life of W. C. Handy. It starred jazz and blues greats Nat "King" Cole, Pearl Bailey, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Eartha Kitt, and Barney Bigard, as well as gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and actress Ruby Dee. The film's soundtrack used over ten of Handy's songs including the title song.

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In conjunction with the film, Cole recorded an album of W. C. Handy compositions, arranged by Nelson Riddle, and Fitzgerald incorporated "St. Louis Blues" into her concert repertoire.

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Cast

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  • Nat King Cole as W.C. Handy
  • Eartha Kitt as Gogo Germaine
  • Cab Calloway as Blade
  • Ella Fitzgerald as Singer
  • Mahalia Jackson as Bessie May
  • Ruby Dee as Elizabeth
  • Juano Hernandez as Rev. Charles Handy
  • Teddy Buckner as Musician
  • Barney Bigard as Musician
  • George Callender as Musician
  • Lee Young as Musician
  • George Washington as Musician
  • Billy Preston as Will Handy as a boy
  • Pearl Bailey as Aunt Hagar
  • Jester Hairston as Choir Master/Singer

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    St. Louis Blues (1958 film) The Horn Section Film Review ST LOUIS BLUES 1958

    References

    St. Louis Blues (1958 film) Wikipedia
    St. Louis Blues (1958 film) IMDb St Louis Blues (1958 film) themoviedb.org


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