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The Revolt of Mamie Stover

Released May 11, 1956 1h 32m Drama List
40% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 56% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
In 1941, prostitute Mamie Stover (Jane Russell) has no choice but to flee San Francisco when the police turn on her and want her out of town. Figuring Hawaii would be a great place to begin anew, Stover books a trip aboard a Honolulu-bound boat, where she happens to meet writer Jim Blair (Richard Egan), who is quite taken with the former streetwalker. However, when the ship reaches Hawaii, Stover soon falls back into her old ways and begins working at a nightclub, much to Blair's dismay. Read More Read Less

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Ian Thomas Malone ianthomasmalone.com Russell delivers a powerful critique of capitalism's inherently sexist applications, thoroughly debunking any nobility within the military-industrial complex. Aug 18, 2021 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy This adaptation of William Bradford Huie's novel offers brunette Jane Russell with atypically red hair and brunette Agnes Moorehead with atypically blonde hair. And that's about it for novelty value. Rated: 2.5/4 Jun 7, 2021 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com Boehm's script and Walsh's direction don't seem interested in getting to any sort of sordid realism, seemingly happy with what is never elevated beyond a soap opera. Rated: 2/5 Aug 18, 2020 Full Review Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Unusual film about a sinister woman who rises to the financial top through war profiteering. Jul 17, 2009 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A flat romantic drama, whose only asset is seeing the buxom Jane Russell in CinemaScope. Rated: C- Mar 12, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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Jessica C Usually, I am all in for a good, vintage love story (and movie) but this one was more than bland. I couldn't connect with any of the actors / characters but LOVE the fashion and music. Overall, I would not recommend this. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/03/20 Full Review Audience Member Raoul Walsh directed this Jane Russell vehicle which is a pleasant albeit predictable diversion. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member An engrossing film with a standout performance by the highly underrate Jane Russell. Unfortunately, censorship lessened some of the feminist themes of a woman in the 1940s trying to build her own wealth and security after being used and abused by a misogynistic society. That said, elements still remain. Definitely worth a watch. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Jane Russell plays her role of Mamie with heartfelt emotion and greed. She had everything and did everything to spoil it. Playing a hooker overcome by greed for money. The conclusion was a bit of a let down I must say! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review s r Frustratingly bad. The bungalow stuff was interesting. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member another pic about a hooker think 'butterfield 8" or 'klute' Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In 1941, prostitute Mamie Stover (Jane Russell) has no choice but to flee San Francisco when the police turn on her and want her out of town. Figuring Hawaii would be a great place to begin anew, Stover books a trip aboard a Honolulu-bound boat, where she happens to meet writer Jim Blair (Richard Egan), who is quite taken with the former streetwalker. However, when the ship reaches Hawaii, Stover soon falls back into her old ways and begins working at a nightclub, much to Blair's dismay.
Director
Raoul Walsh
Producer
Buddy Adler
Screenwriter
Sydney Boehm
Distributor
20th Century Fox
Production Co
Twentieth Century Fox
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
May 11, 1956, Original
Runtime
1h 32m