Stormy Weather

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Released 1943

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Director:
Andrew Stone , Andrew L. Stone
Released:
1943
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Stormy Weather is a 1943 musical comedy that gathers together the finest African-American performers of the era, including Lena Horne performing the title song, her trademark. The simple love story at the heart of the film involves dancer Bill Williamson (Bill "Bojangles" Robinson), who loves singer Selina Rogers (Lena Horne), but he must make his way in the professional world before they can be together. Selina also has stage ambitions and the two lovers keep meeting again. Along the way, Bill pals around with his buddy, Gabe (Dooley Wilson, Sam from "Casablanca"). They also enjoy musical performances such as Fats Waller performing "Ain't Misbehavin'" and big band leader Cab Calloway with The Cotton Club Orchestra in a rousing "Jumpin' Jive." Dance fans can see spectacular dance numbers by Robinson, who often performed with Shirley Temple in her film series, as well as the legendary Nicholas Brothers, who made an extraordinary combination of tap dancing and acrobatics.
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    Comedy, Drama

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    Showbiz, African-American Comedy, Love & Romance, Classics