|St. Louis Blues|
|Directed by||Allen Reisner|
|Produced by||Robert Smith|
|Written by||Ted Sherdeman
|Starring||Nat King Cole
|Cinematography||Haskell B. Boggs|
|Editing by||Eda Warren|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Running time||105 minutes|
St. Louis Blues is a 1958 American film broadly based on the life of W. C. Handy. It starred jazz and blues greats Nat "King" Cole, Pearl Bailey, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Eartha Kitt, and Barney Bigard, as well as gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and actress Ruby Dee. The film's soundtrack used over ten of Handy's songs including the title song.
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