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Writers:
Becky Gardiner (screen play)
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)

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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
77 min (Turner library print)
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Language:
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:
Stingaree BalladSee more »

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The Outlaw Helpmate, 12 April 2007
Author: movingpicturegal from Los Angeles

Somewhat lackluster period musical/adventure tale set in Australia, 1874 telling the story of a young lady named Hilda (played by Irene Dunne) who works as a servant for the wealthy Clarksons, sheep farmers, and dreams of being a great singer. An upcoming visit by Sir Julian, a famous composer arriving from London, drives jealous Mrs. Clarkson (an interfering biddy who fancies she can sing - but can't) to send away Hilda, so he doesn't hear Hilda has a good voice. Meanwhile, an infamous outlaw named Stingaree (Richard Dix) has just arrived in town and kidnaps Sir Julian, then poses as him at the Clarksons, where he meets Hilda a few hours before she is to leave. Hilda, thinking he's Sir Julian, sings for him - and Stingaree decides to help her with her career. She soon finds out he's an impostor, he ends up kidnapping her - um, and she likes it (and this is all in one night!). They are instantly in love - the fact that he is a bandit that the police are after means nothing to her. They are soon separated though - after Stingaree is arrested and Sir Julian takes Hilda to Europe to make her into a famous opera singer.

This is a somewhat mediocre film - though I did like Irene Dunne in this, Richard Dix gives a pretty hammy performance here (rolling eyes and all). It's not all bad, but I thought the story was just a bit hard to swallow - Hilda and the memory she just can't seem to forget: being carried off on horseback by a bandit/outlaw - I just don't know about this woman's choices. Some of the character actors in this do add a few bright moments here and there - especially Andy Devine, as Stingaree's sidekick "valet", who got me laughing in the few brief scenes he is in. The music in this is not too memorable either - all in all, so-so.

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