Stormy Weather

Synopsis: Dancing great Bill 'Williamson' sees his face on the cover of Theatre World magazine and reminisces: just back from World War I, he meets lovely singer Selina Rogers at a soldiers' ball and promises to come back to her when he "gets to be somebody." Years go by, and Bill and Selina's rising careers intersect only briefly, since Selina is unwilling to "settle down." Will she ever change her mind? Concludes with a big all-star show hosted by Cab Calloway.
Genre: Musical
78 min

Uncle Bill.

Uncle Bill. Uncle Bill.

Here's your picture.

- That's it, Uncle Bill.

Well, what do you know?

- Read us about it, Uncle Bill.

Well, look at this.

- Read it, Uncle Bill.

What does it say, Uncle Bill?

Jim Europe would have been proud of you.'

Signed, 'Ex-Drum Major,

Noble Sissle.'

Whos Jim Europe, Uncle Bill?

Jim Europe? Why he had

the greatest band in the world...

Attached to the 15th Regiment.

Didn't I never tell you that?

No, Uncle Bill.

Why, we was under fre

for 191 days straight.

Yes, sir. And our regiment was decorated

with the Croix de Guerre.

You don't say, Uncle Bill.

Why, children, I remember when

we come back from France in 1918...

...the fags was flying,

people were cheering.

Boy, I'm looking out for us.

- What you got there?

Book of telephone numbers I won from Joe.

Boy, I'm gonna promote us

a couple of gals...

...for the ball tonight.

- How do you spell 'us'?


- You leave off the 'S'and worry about you.

Every time you start to promoting,

that spells trouble.

Here we go again.

Did you go to the ball that night?

- We sure did.

And did Gabe promote

you a girl, Uncle Bill?

No, he didn't...

...but he promoted everything else...

...a girl for himself,

a big limousine and a chauffeur.

We sure went there in style.

This must be General Pershing coming.

Can't be, because

General Pershing's a blond.

Well, boy, here we are,

and I'm gonna Lindy Hop down.

Boy, I'm gonna carry on. Come on, honey.

Come back at 12:
00, my man.

Come on, honey.

Yes, you.

Cousin Jake,

what you want this time?

What you keep on calling me for?

I'm sorry, Gabe.

I can't come back and get you.


- The boss wants to use the car at 7:00.

But, Cousin Jake,

how we gonna get home?

How'd you get uptown

from the ship this morning?


- Right there's your answer.

I'm going to the powder room.

- All right.

Daddy, can I have a dollar for the maid?

- Huh? Oh, sure.

Sure, sure, honey.

Here you are. Here you are.

Right here.

Go ahead.

Man, you gonna brag yourself

into the poor house yet.

Well, I ain't got far to go.

That just leaves $4.30 twixt me and it.

I should have called one of them

numbers in Joe's book for you.

You see, the trouble with you is...

What I mean is...

...when it comes to women,

you just don't know, or else...

Man, you're ramblin'.

What hit you?

Look at that gal standing over there.

There's nothing like that

in that book you was talking about.

Better not be.

Lieutenant Europe?

Well, well. Selina Rogers.

Hello, Jim.

It's nice to see you back.

I'm mighty happy to see you, honey.

And how you've grown up.

Say, Jim, I'm looking for Clem's buddy,

Bill Williamson.

Can you point him out to me?

- I'm sure I can.

He's bound to be around here somewhere.

Come on. We'll find him.


- I hear that you're a big star now.

Yes, I'm doing nicely, thank you.

I used to tell you you'd

get there someday. Remember?

You taught me my first song.

I'm still singing it too.

There's Bill Williamson now.

Private Williamson.


- Who, me?

My ears hear something,

but my feet don't believe it.

Bill, this is Selina Rogers...

Clem's little sister.

- Who's sister?


- You don't mean Clem Rogers?


- My.

I didn't expect Clem's

little sister to be so big.

You two get together.

I've got to get on back to work.

Okay, Jim.

- I'll see you kids later.

I'm glad to meet you, Bill.

Clem wrote me a lot about you.

He told me a lot about you too.

You know,

I was gonna look you up.

Here's something

that he wanted you to have.

It's the Croix de Guerre for bravery.

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Frederick J. Jackson

Frederick J. Jackson (September 21, 1886 – May 22, 1953) was an American author, playwright and screenwriter. He wrote for over 50 films between 1912 and 1946. Over a forty-year span, a dozen of his plays were produced on Broadway. Several of his plays were turned into films, including The Bishop Misbehaves. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and died in Hollywood, California. more…

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