st. louis blues movie dvd

St. Louis Blues
(1958)

Director: Allen Reisner

Key Cast: Nat King Cole, Eartha Kitt, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, Ruby Dee, Juano Hernandez, Pearl Bailey

Rating: Not Rated

Genre(s): Music, Biography, Drama

 

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Description


"St. Louis Blues" stars Nat King Cole and Eartha Kitt in a movie about the life of W. C. Handy.

The music was always within him and despite his father's protestations, he just couldn't hold it back.
This is the story of W. C. Handy who went on to become the "Father of the Blues."

"St. Louis Blues" tells his life story and how he got started writing music and had to overcome his
father's desire for him to not make "music for the devil."

The cast in this film is a "Who's Who" of early African-American film and music - Nat King Cole, Eartha Kitt,
Mahalia Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Pearl Bailey, Ruby Dee and Cab Calloway.

Nat King Cole, Eartha Kitt, Pearl Bailey, Ella Fitzgerald and Mahalia Jackson all sing in this film
which makes it even more of a treasured classic.

 
Trivia


• "St. Louis Blues" was the only film that Nat King Cole had a major, starring role. Nat King Cole also
appeared in some other movies during his career, but they were usually as himself, (playing music and singing)
or as someone else in a small, minor role.

• "St. Louis Blues" was Eartha Kitt's second major film role. The year before doing "St. Louis Blues" she
starred in the movie "The Mark of the Hawk" with Sidney Poitier. Right after "St. Louis Blues", Eartha Kitt
starred in "Anna Lucasta" which is a Top 100 Black Classic Movies film.

• Famous soul keyboard player and musician, Billy Preston, plays the role of the young W. C. Handy in this movie.
This was Billy Preston's first film role and he was only 12 years old at the time.

• W. C. Handy served as a consultant to the making of "St. Louis Blues." Unfortunately, Mr. Handy died
just days before the movie was released in the theatres on April 7, 1958. (W. C. Handy passed away
on March 28, 1958.)

 

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Nat King Cole and Eartha Kitt star in this excellent 1956 movie about the life of legendary musician W.C. Handy.


 

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