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Stingaree (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 25 May 1934 (USA)
A young woman is seduced by a charismatic highwayman who offers her promises of fame as a singer in exchange for romance.

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(as William Wellman)

Writers:

(screen play), (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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Hilda
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Stingaree
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Mrs. Clarkson
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Sir Julian
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Howie
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Mr. Clarkson
George Barraud ...
Radford
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Annie
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Victor
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The Governor-General
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Mac
Robert Greig ...
The Innkeeper
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Storyline

A young woman is seduced by a charismatic highwayman who offers her promises of fame as a singer in exchange for romance.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

25 May 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bandoleiro do Amor  »

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(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Irene Dunne, a professionally trained operatic mezzo-soprano, did her own singing for the film. See more »

Goofs

Hilda's hair, as she braids it, while speaking and preparing to go on stage. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Clarkson: ...Why, the very foundation of empire is woman's virginity.
Sir Julian Kent: Chastity, madame, chastity. No empire would get very far with virginity.
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Featured in TCM: Twenty Classic Moments (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Martha
(1847) (uncredited)
Music by Friedrich von Flotow
Excerpt in the score during the Paris scene
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Music-loving outlaw
12 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

This is a really disappointing movie by highly talented Wiliam Wellman,compared with magnificent works such as "wild boys of the road" "heroes for sale" or "the conquerors",the latter also featuring Richard Dix (playing two parts in the same final scenes!) .

This far fetched story of a bandit with a big heart who helps his protégée ,a servant,to become a great diva ,is not convincing:the ending is very romantic but might disappoint the audience who might call for more .

On stage ,the diva performs the Castafiore 's biggest hit (see "the adventures of Tin Tin")in French ,Gounod's "Air Des Bijoux " (Ah!Je Ris De me Voir Si belle En Ce Miroir =Ah my beauty past compare.....) Half melodrama ,Irene Dunne's field ,half musical (there are plenty of songs),"Stingaree" should be reserved for Wellman's buffs ,but there are plenty of them,including myself.


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