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Director:
Writers:
Becky Gardiner (screen play)
Lynn Riggs (adaptation) ...
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Release Date:
25 May 1934 (USA) See more »
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User Reviews:
Forgotten Classic Hybrid See more (17 total) »

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)

Directed by
William A. Wellman  (as William Wellman)
 
Writing credits
Becky Gardiner (screen play)

Lynn Riggs (adaptation) and
Leonard Spigelgass (adaptation)

E.W. Hornung (based on: a series of stories by)

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 .... recordist
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
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 .... presenter (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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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:
Irene Dunne, a professionally trained operatic mezzo-soprano, did her own singing for the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Movie Connections:
Featured in TCM: Twenty Classic Moments (2014) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lucia di LammermoorSee more »

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43 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
Forgotten Classic Hybrid, 28 February 2002
Author: tashman from Los Angeles

STINGAREE was the first of the great Irene Dunne musicals: SWEET ADELINE; ROBERTA; SHOW BOAT; HIGH, WIDE, & HANDSOME; and JOY OF LIVING, count ‘em, six films (aside from 1930's LEATHERNECKING, but no one counts that!) is all you got. How can that be? She's my favorite! She sang in other pictures, but these six were the full-blown star vehicles for Kern's favorite movie soprano. Without a doubt, STINGAREE is the strangest, and, oh yeah, Jerome Kern is no where to be heard. We get some "Martha" and "Faust," and mostly several reprisals of a song called "Tonight is Mine," written by the talented Australian bandit, the Stingaree, himself. He let's her have this song, dedicated to her, and thus sets her on her path to international Opera acclaim. Sure, she is assisted by impresario Conway Tearle, and along the way we meet dignitaries and governors and even Disraeli, but no one can ever touch her true heart like the Stingaree could. And why not, after all, it is RKO's resident veteran stud, the Rod Taylor of the Twenties, Mr. Richard Dix who is portraying the dashing, debonaire, and musically inclined robs-from-the-rich, etc, legend. We get the music, the scenery, the costuming, the lush period detail, the horses, the chases, the fisticuffs, the... hey, what is this, a Richard Dix western, or is it one of the great Irene Dunne musicals? Well, there you have it. Based on E. W. Hornung's (RAFFLES) novel, STINGAREE is one of the most neglected, forgotten hybrids of the decade. It was screened in Syracuse last year, and while everyone questioned the reasoning behind its creation, all agreed it was an unusual, entertaining achievement. For STINGAREE is, in fact, a rather exciting (if fabulously improbable) action picture AND a desert topping. It was one of the big RKO releases of that season, and as such, boasts the best the studio could muster, and this included some important character work by some of our finest, including Andy Devine as Mr. Dix's (and the pictures') comedy relief side-kick (another vote for "it's a western"). Henry Stephenson (DOUBLE HARNESS; HEARTS DIVIDED; CONQUEST), not to be confused with another marvelous actor, James Stephenson (THE LETTER), is on hand to play the husband of a flighty, self-important woman who attempts to stand in poor Irene Dunne's way, and who else could portray such a woman but the great Mary Boland? Not simply a pitiful comedic plot device, Boland's fearless performance blends the charming and the likeable (and often purposefully annoying) Mary Boland, with un-reigned egoism, calculated duplicity, and an unexpected Agnes Moorehead-level guile. Let's hope they can find the funding to restore this classic!

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