Stormy Weather details
|Starring:||Katherine Dunham, Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway|
|Director:||Andrew L. Stone|
|Run time:||1 hour 18 minutes|
|Rental release:||30 Jan 2006|
Most helpful review
Historically significant, dazzling dancing displaysBy a customer from London , 18 Jan 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]The biopic of Bill Robinson, Mr Bojangles, with an amazing all black cast including Cab Calloway, Fats Waller and the Nicholas Brothers.
The Nicholas Brothers have been cited by Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul, Gregory Hines and many more as major influences on their work.
If nothing else watch the last five minutes for the truly amazing dance finale.
Great MusicBy Cato (774 reviews) from Lydbury North , 11 Apr 2012Not a particularly good film as such, but the music's good,especially if you like forties black jazz and blues. Look out for Cab Calloway.
Great fun and good musicBy a customer , 21 Jan 2012Brilliant and considering the age of the film, the soundtrack was excellent, dialogue good, story line silly but what the hell ! The music is outstanding and I would recommend this film to people who like jazz or blues music or anything to do with between the wars early American music.
Boring it isn'tBy COLIN JONES from RHYL, NORTH WALES , 27 Jun 2007Made during World War 2 this musical must have been a real tonic. Theres never a dull moment plenty of singing, dancing and comedy (and not too much plot getting in the way). Much talent is on display here.
One never knows do one.By ChesterDent (121 reviews) from London , 28 Nov 2006Stormy Weather's wispy plot is unimportant as its purpose is chiefly to celebrate the magnificent black musical talent during a time when black actors rarely appeared in mainstream Hollywood productions. Singer Lena Horne and the pioneering dancer Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson dominate the routines but it's the priceless performances from Cab Calloway, Fats Waller with singer Ada Brown (whose powerful, raucous voice contrasts brilliantly with Horne's sophisticated presentation) and a breathtaking dance sequence from the Nicholas Brothers that steal the show and it's worth getting this for a rare glimpse at these fantastic performers.
A rare gemBy noirpanther (218 reviews) from London , 16 May 2006Excellent ensemble performances from the dancers, singers and actors demonstrate some of the talents which were hidden beyond the all-white environment of Hollywood. And its also fun spotting the burgeoning stars in the film, such as Lena Horne, Cab Calloway (and isn't that Nat King Cole dancing and singing in the club crowd scene?). Enjoyable stuff.