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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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Singing servant girl discovered by outlaw music lover 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)
 
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:
This movie is one of a set of six films owned by the estate of Merian C. Cooper, and the rights to show it were caught up in legal red tape. TCM eventually acquired the rights and showed the movie in May 2007.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:
Once You're MineSee more »

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Singing servant girl discovered by outlaw music lover, 22 September 2012
Author: csteidler from Minnesota

Australia, 1874. The famous bandit Stingaree is in the neighborhood; the prominent London music producer, Sir Julian Kent, is also visiting. Everyone is excited:

Mrs. Clarkson (Mary Boland), the nutty (and annoying) lady of the vast Clarkson estate, is determined that she will impress Sir Julian with her singing. Mr. Clarkson (Henry Stephenson) is not so sure, but he is curious to see the famous Stingaree.

Servant girl Hilda dreams of singing for Sir Julian herself—but Mrs. Clarkson is banishing her to the neighbors' during his visit. Hilda is crestfallen….might Sir Julian have been her once chance of escape from this lonely life?

Irene Dunne is wonderful as Hilda, and her performance makes this picture worthwhile. When she sits down at the piano, thinking herself alone, and sings—what a beautiful song, and scene.

Richard Dix is rugged yet refined as Stingaree, the dashing and notorious outlaw. He excels at disguises, takes bold risks…and has a keen appreciation for music. One very exciting moment: he's leaving in a hurry, cops in pursuit — he races toward the front door — sees Dunne standing there — picks her up in his arms and carries her off with him!

Andy Devine plays it fairly straight as Stingaree's loyal sidekick, Howie. (Neither Dix nor Devine attempts to sound remotely Australian or English, by the way—with the exception of Devine's hilarious phony accent when helping set up a robbery.) Conway Tearle is the devoted and reliable Sir Julian—it's a good performance but the role doesn't offer much except bland sincerity and mild passion.

The plot is outrageously silly—a suave criminal with a musical ear finds a girl in the sticks who sings like an angel and he risks life and limb to promote her career.

Nevertheless, the picture certainly has its moments. It's not every 1930s operetta-style musical that is highlighted by its songs, at least not to my taste…but Irene Dunne's singing really is most excellent, and she creates a character we do want to cheer for. A couple of neat plot turns offer pleasant surprises right up to the rather abrupt but satisfying ending.

Odd—but entertaining.

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