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Writers:
Becky Gardiner (screen play by)
Lynn Riggs (adaptation) ...
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Release Date:
25 May 1934 (USA) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Irene Dunne ... Hilda

Richard Dix ... Stingaree

Mary Boland ... Mrs. Clarkson
Conway Tearle ... Sir Julian

Andy Devine ... Howie
Henry Stephenson ... Mr. Clarkson
George Barraud ... Radford

Una O'Connor ... Annie

'Snub' Pollard ... Victor

Reginald Owen ... The Governor-General

Billy Bevan ... Mac
Robert Greig ... The Innkeeper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adair ... Doorman (uncredited)
Norma Adoree ... Flower Girl (uncredited)
Luis Alberni ... Italian Celebrant (uncredited)
Alyce Ardell ... Shopgirl (uncredited)
Frank Baker ... Constable (uncredited)
May Beatty ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Lionel Belmore ... Governor's Second Aide (uncredited)
Arthur Clayton ... Constable (uncredited)
Roger Cluett ... Constable (uncredited)
John Connan ... Man with Beard (uncredited)
Earl Covert ... Singer (uncredited)
Adrienne D'Ambricourt ... French Mother (uncredited)
Dan Dix ... Man with Beard (uncredited)
Ralph Fitzsimmons ... Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
Joe Garion ... Man with Beard (uncredited)
Carl Gordon ... Constable (uncredited)
Ferdinand Gottschalk ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Silver Harr ... Constable (uncredited)
Harry Harris ... Singer (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Ben Hendricks Jr. ... Constable (uncredited)
Howard Hickey ... Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
Keith Hitchcock ... Sub-Inspector (uncredited)
Patty James ... Shopgirl (uncredited)
Jack Kennedy ... Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
Richard Lancaster ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Allen Lee ... Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
Jack Lendell ... Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
Edgar Norton ... Governor's First Aide (uncredited)
Hank Potts ... Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
Jack Ranier ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Georges Renavent ... Coutouriere (uncredited)
Harrington Reynolds ... Constable (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ... Coutouriere (uncredited)
Ivan F. Simpson ... Man with Beard (uncredited)
Carol Tevis ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... Man with Beard (uncredited)
James Warwick ... Constable (uncredited)
Dick Winslow ... Boy with Package (uncredited)
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Directed by
William A. Wellman  (as William Wellman)
 
Writing credits
Becky Gardiner (screen play by)

Lynn Riggs (adaptation by) and
Leonard Spigelgass (adaptation by)

E.W. Hornung (stories)

Garrett Fort  contributor to screenplay construction (uncredited)
Agnes Christine Johnston  contributor to screenplay construction (uncredited)
Wells Root  contributor to screenplay construction (uncredited)
Dwight Taylor  contributor to screenplay construction (uncredited)

Produced by
Pandro S. Berman .... executive producer
David Lewis .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
James Van Trees (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
James B. Morley (edited by)
 
Art Direction by
Alfred Herman  (as Al Herman)
Van Nest Polglase 
 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett (costumes by)
 
Makeup Department
Carl Axzelle .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Gwen Holden .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Walter Daniels .... unit manager (uncredited)
C.J. White .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ivan Thomas .... assistant director (uncredited)
Dolph Zimmer .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Thomas Little .... props (uncredited)
John Sherwood .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John E. Tribby .... recorded by
John Aalberg .... sound technician (uncredited)
James L. Fields .... assistant sound recordist (uncredited)
John C. Grubb .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... photographic effects by
Harry Redmond Sr. .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Slim Ackerman .... best boy (uncredited)
Paul Bristow .... chief electrician (uncredited)
Fred Hendrickson .... still photographer (uncredited)
Louis Jennings .... second camera operator (uncredited)
James Van Trees Jr. .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ralph Wildman .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Cramer .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Homer Watson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Edward Eliscu .... music and lyrics by
W. Franke Harling .... music and lyrics by (as Franke Harling)
Gus Kahn .... music and lyrics by
Murray Spivack .... music recording by
Max Steiner .... music and lyrics by
Max Steiner .... musical director
Bernhard Kaun .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Merian C. Cooper .... presents (as A Merian C. Cooper production)
Marcella Arnold .... stand-in (uncredited)
Joe Balch .... stand-in: Henry Stephenson (uncredited)
Ken Cooper .... double: Richard Dix (uncredited)
Dan Dix .... stand-in (uncredited)
Fred Gilman .... double: George Barraud (uncredited)
Gordon Jones .... stand-in: Andy Devine (uncredited)
Jack Lindell .... double: Richard Dix (uncredited)
George Lollier .... stand-in: Richard Dix (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... double: Richard Dix (uncredited)
Mary Miner .... stand-in: Irene Dunne (uncredited)
Anita Speer .... script clerk (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

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Runtime:
77 min (Turner library print)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)
Certification:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #1427-R: 4 September 1935 for re-release) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the original version, as released in May 1934, stenciled color was used to enhance lamp and fireside effects, but was generally criticized at the time as being of an earlier, bygone era of filmaking.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Hilda's name in the ads reads "Madame Hilda Bouverie." In fact, she is not supposed to be married at this point in the movie, and so should have been referred to as "Mademoiselle Hilda Bouverie."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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Movie Connections:
Featured in TCM: Twenty Classic Moments (2014) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lucia di LammermoorSee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A pleasant adventure in days gone by, 27 March 2012
Author: lora64 from Canada

I've just seen "Stingaree" the first time on TCM and enjoyed every bit of it as it takes me back to the excitement of the early movies I saw as a kid paying 25 cents for an all-day stay at the theatre on Saturday. To start was an hour of cartoons, the newsreel, then two feature films and we could stay to see it all over again if we wanted to. Those were the days! It does seem that the subject of Nellie Melba could've had a strong influence on this story, an unknown Australian singer who becomes famous worldwide. Irene Dunne is the servant girl Hilda who has dreams of a career and is given the chance to sing for the impresario Sir Julian. I had visions of Jeannette MacDonald in this role, it's her style, but Irene Dunne gives a more integrated performance and her singing is finer as it has somewhat more volume to project, in my opinion.

There ought to be a special medal created for Mary Boland, she's quite something in all her films, over the top, hilarious, showy, a grand flurry of mannerisms, delightful and absurd. She certainly adds wit to her films. Her amusing reference to protecting "British womanhood's virginity" brought back the quip, "Oh no, my dear, you mean chastity. Britain wouldn't have survived on women's virginity," was quite a funny hint.

Richard Dix has the role of Stingaree, the thief who is being hunted but he does have a good heart and is determined to help Hilda get her chance to be heard by Sir Julian which succeeds and she's off to make her career although Stingaree unfortunately gets captured in the process and must put in his time in jail during her venture into the world.

I'm always charmed by Una O'Connor who plays Annie the maid. She has such a distinctive presence in all her roles, one can only wonder what it'd have been without her in so many great movies such as Robin Hood (Errol Flynn) and Witness For The Prosecution (Ty Power).

Henry Stephenson performs as the man of the house, Mr Clarkson, married to the Mrs., Mary Boland, his is not a very large role but well done.

Andy Devine is quite young in this film and he plays the 'sidekick' of Stingaree for their robbery excursions.

One ought to be fair in judging the old movies, after all, the acting that was done in silent films is not what they did when talkies came along. So too, we should consider the time period and settle into that when viewing the oldies. Each decade brought along its own styles and fashions, and that needs to be taken into account when making a comment.

All in all I enjoyed a first viewing of this adventure/ romance/ comedy film and I believe it's available to buy so that's good news too. Add it to your collection if you are a dedicated collector. Well worth it!

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