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
Film poster
Directed byRaoul Walsh
Produced byJeff Lazarus
StarringDorothy Lamour
Lloyd Nolan
CinematographyTheodor Sparkuhl
Edited byWilliam Shea
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • February 3, 1939 (1939-02-03)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States

Lamour sang "I Go for That"[1] by Matt Malneck, Jr., and Frank Loesser[2] in the film, and had a hit recording with it.

Plot synopsis

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.



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