St. Louis Blues (1939 film)

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St. Louis Blues
Poster of the 1939 movie St. Louis Blues.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Raoul Walsh
Produced by Jeff Lazarus
Starring Dorothy Lamour
Lloyd Nolan
Cinematography Theodor Sparkuhl
Edited by William Shea
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • February 3, 1939 (1939-02-03)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.

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.




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