St. Louis Blues (1939 film)
St. Louis Blues is a 1939 American musical film directed by Raoul Walsh that was set on a Mississippi River showboat. Although the plot was not related to the song, the "St. Louis Blues" was sung as one of the numbers. Artists included jazz singer Maxine Sullivan and composer/singer/actor Hoagy Carmichael. The film features Dorothy Lamour, Lloyd Nolan, Tito Guízar, Jerome Cowan and Mary Parker.
|St. Louis Blues|
|Directed by||Raoul Walsh|
|Produced by||Jeff Lazarus|
|Edited by||William Shea|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Lamour sang "I Go for That" by Matt Malneck, Jr., and Frank Loesser in the film, and had a hit recording with it.
A Broadway performer and a showboat skipper become fast friends and decide to do their own musical revue. But competition from a carnival owner soon becomes a threat to their dreams.
- Dorothy Lamour as Norma Malone
- Lloyd Nolan as Dave Geurney
- Tito Guízar as Rafael San Ramos
- Jerome Cowan as Ivan DeBrett
- Jessie Ralph as Aunt Tibbie
- William Frawley as Maj. Martingale
- Mary Parker as Punkins
- Maxine Sullivan as Ida
- Cliff Nazarro as Shorty
- Victor Kilian as Sheriff Burdick
- Walter Soderling as Mr. Hovey
- The King's Men as Themselves
- Virginia Howell as Mrs. Hovey
- Matty Malneck as Matty Malneck, Orchestra Leader
- Emory Parnell as Policeman White