The Revolt of Mamie Stover

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IMDb Rating 6.6 10 396

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Agnes Moorehead as Parthy Hawks
Hugh Beaumont as George Copeland
Jane Russell as Calamity Jane
Jean Willes as Selma
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Reviewed by 5November 6 / 10 / 10

Oh My, Who, on Oahu

I'm not revolting when it comes to enjoying Mamie Stover. The GIs in 1940s Hawaii enjoyed her and so do I. OK, it's not even close to a cinematic masterpiece, but it's worth a gander on a rainy Sunday afternoon when the hubby has on his football. It has stunning Hawaiian locations, a fun if melodramatic script and 20th Century Fox gave it gorgeous Technicolor. It must have had studio head Buddy Adler's blessing because he took producer's credit. If you're a Jane Russell fan, forget "The Outlaw" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "Underwater." The Russell you see here is smoldering...! She plays a down-on-her luck woman run out of San Francisco who lands on Oahu where she becomes a... a... a... dancehall hostess. (If they redid Mamie Stover today, it'd have a whole different look.) She makes lots of money and thumbs her pretty nose at her detractors. Maybe because she's called Flaming Mamie, Russell dyed her dark tresses to a shimmering red and natural redhead Agnes Moorehead, owner of the gin joint where Mamie works, has become a blonde. Aggie never made a film that she didn't elevate to a higher level. Michael Pate is wonderfully menacing as the gin joint bouncer/thug. Love interest Richard Egan is too bland and lovely Joan Leslie is wasted in a nothing supporting role. Tough-guy director Raoul Walsh, who had just finished directing tough-girl Russell in "The Tall Men," knew how to best display her acting chops and sultry good looks. Mmmmmm, whatever Mamie wants...

Reviewed by Nazi_Fighter_David 10 / 10 / 10

A clever framework for Jane Russell's spectacular physique!

The fifties provided its share of World War II films... The super classics being David Lean's "The Bridge on the River Kwai" and Fred Zinnemann's "From Here to Eternity." Although Raoul Walsh's "The Revolt of Mamie Stover," a closely related minor film, also bears some consideration... The story, set in 1941, has Jane being escorted by the San Francisco Police to the entrance galley of a ship leaving town... She is advised not to return--ever! Aboard the Hawaii-bound vessel, she meets science fiction novelist Richard Egan who proves to be the first man in her versatile lifetime who respects her as a person... Naturally she is, at the proper time, impressed... Once they dock, she lands a job at the Bungalow Club, presided over by a domineering madam Agnes Moorehead... According to the movie, servicemen were lining up just for the opportunity to dance and talk (but definitely nothing more) with Moorehead's "hostesses," specially the ever popular Jane who makes a memorable impression as a cynical sleazy dance-hall hostess... Jane is seen avoided by the better element in town, who do not appreciate her patriotic contribution... Her conscience forces her to tell Egan: "No, Jimmy, I can't let you ruin your life... You can't lick the whole island-I've got a number on my back and they all know it." Egan was positive that some compromise can be worked out, but in the meantime he goes off to war... The aerial Pearl Harbor Attack, on December 7, 1941, by the Japanese is also seen... While he is away Jane is determined to make all the social abuse worth enduring and becomes the queen of the town's nightlife... Jane sees this as her only way to acquire wealth... When Egan returns on leave to Honolulu, he was filled with consternation to discover that Jane is the star attraction of the Bungalow Club... The shock of it all pushes him back into the refined arms of his society fiancée, Joan Leslie, who has that nice home high on the hill... And Jane? Well, definitely you have to see the picture to know what she does... Jane Russell wears a bright-red dress as the self-satisfied, eye-catching woman of "The Revolt of Mamie Stover," but she is definitely no screen substitute of Sadie Thompson as had been intended... In the middle of the ludicrous plot Jane sang "Keep Your Eyes on the Hands" and "If You Wanna See Mamie Tonight." The latter tune apt to call up memories of Rita Hayworth's "Put the Blame on Mame" from Charles Vidor's "Gilda." The CinemaScope format provides a clever framework for Jane Russell's spectacular physique...

Reviewed by LSTHNSTMAN 10 / 10 / 10

Best B Movie I ever watched. A reverse (female) version of The Great Gatsby

Today, I finally saw the entire movie. I am now able to adequately write as well as defend my critique of the film. The plot seems straight forward, poor bad girl gets kicked out of many cities, goes to Hawaii to start fresh, but on the way meets a nice guy on board a ship where they are the only civilians. He accepts her as a poor girl with bad luck who wants to start anew. They both have physical and emotional "hots" for each other ala a shipboard romance. He actually verbally cut her up when they first met but he as a gentleman apologizes and she accepts. While he is not "joe average and has some money he lends her $100 to get her off on the right foot in Hawaii. She wants to make a million, and tells him how she will do it. She (after a few months) returns the 100 and the rekindle the "hots" again physical and emotional for each other. Even his current girl friend (Sweet Polly Purebred) understands and sort of makes way for the Tramp with a heart of gold. He wants her to quit after war breaks out and he is sent to the front. But her boss basically tells her actually convinces her not to as he is just like all men and will not come back and marry her. Of course her boss is the villain in this piece, and as the viewer you are begging Russell not to listen to her anti-man only pro money comments. she gets financially lucky because of the war plus her inner drive and makes a fortune. It is sad she misleads and still works at a 40's version of a strip/lap dance establishment as she really has the "hots for him" and other than her working (pin up photos) she remains faithful to him. I saw the scene where she got slapped by an officer who wants to bed her but she keeps her faithfulness Then Egan as Joe Average comes back to Hawaii confronts her and really wants to lace into her, but his being a nice guy who is sensitive to her both as a person and business woman only believes that money will clean her rep. Yes he does believe her that sexually she has been faithful. He tells her while he loves her but because of her love of money it would not work out. She cries her eyes out and gives away her money and goes back to the "sticks" (ie Mississippi) She walks away and greets her next guest but you know she would chuck it all for him. So she goes back to the mainland gets escorted politely out of town by the "bulls" and tells the "bulls" she gave up a fortune in Hawaii . Of course the "coppers" laugh but we know better and cry as she heads back to her little home town in MIssissippi. Jane Russel was the most attractive woman to ever grace the silver screen. Saw her as a kid on daytime television promoting Playtex Living Bra's and then I looked her up in the Readers Guide and Encyclopedias at the Public Library. Guess she ruined me from getting married as I only wanted a woman of her beauty

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