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St. Louis Blues (1958)

Not Rated
105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Will Handy grows up in Memphis with his preacher father and his Aunt Hagar. His father intends for him to use his musical gifts only in church, but he can't stay away from the music of the streets and workers. After he writes a theme song ...See moreWill Handy grows up in Memphis with his preacher father and his Aunt Hagar. His father intends for him to use his musical gifts only in church, but he can't stay away from the music of the streets and workers. After he writes a theme song for a local politician, Gogo, a speakeasy singer, convinces Will to be her accompanist. Will is estranged from his father for many years while he writes and publishes many blues songs. At last the family is reunited when Gogo brings them to New York to see Will's music played by a symphony orchestra. Written by Lisa Grable See less
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Updated Apr 7, 1958

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Apr 7, 1958 (United States)

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Nat 'King' Cole
W.C. Handy W.C. Handy   See fewer
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Eartha Kitt
Gogo Germaine Gogo Germaine   See fewer
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Mahalia Jackson
Bessie May Bessie May   See fewer
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Ruby Dee
Elizabeth Elizabeth   See fewer
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Juano Hernandez
Rev. Charles Handy Rev. Charles Handy   See fewer
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Teddy Buckner
Musician Musician   See fewer
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Barney Bigard
Musician Musician   See fewer
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Lee Young
Musician Musician   See fewer
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George Washington
Musician Musician   See fewer
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Billy Preston
Will Handy as a boy Will Handy as a boy   See fewer
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Pearl Bailey
Aunt Hagar Aunt Hagar   See fewer
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C. Bakaleinikoff
New York Symphony Conductor (uncredited) New York Symphony Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Baldwin
Attorney Mawson (uncredited) Attorney Mawson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Miles Clark
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fay Fifer
Bit Role (uncredited) Bit Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Glenn
Bull Neck (uncredited) Bull Neck (uncredited)   See fewer
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William E. Green
Musician (uncredited) Musician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jester Hairston
Choir Member (uncredited) Choir Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bobby Johnson
Gambler (uncredited) Gambler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jay Loft-Lyn
Janitor (uncredited) Janitor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam McDaniel
Drunk (uncredited) Drunk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Morgan Roberts
Crapshooter (uncredited) Crapshooter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Sanford
McInerny (uncredited) McInerny (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Space
Fred Duckett (uncredited) Fred Duckett (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Stewart
Drunk (uncredited) Drunk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hal Taggart
Ticket Seller (uncredited) Ticket Seller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Buck Woods
Crapshooter (uncredited) Crapshooter (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 503 votes