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Banjo on My Knee (1936)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 11 December 1936 (USA)
Ernie Holley runs away on his wedding night because he thinks he has killed a wedding guest. His father Newt and bride Pearl find him in New Orleans and persuade him to come home.

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Cast

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Pearl Elliott Holley
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Ernie Holley
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Newt Holley
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Buddy
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Grandma
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Warfield Scott
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Chick Bean (as Anthony Martin)
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Leota Long (as Katherine De Mille)
Victor Kilian ...
Mr. Slade
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Ruby
Spencer Charters ...
Judge Tope
Hall Johnson Choir ...
Vocal Ensemble (as The Hall-Johnson Choir)
George Humbert ...
Jules
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Gurtha
Cecil Weston ...
Hattie
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Ernie Holley runs away on his wedding night because he thinks he has killed a wedding guest. His father Newt and bride Pearl find him in New Orleans and persuade him to come home.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Mississippi-Melodie  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Two of the three original songs from the movie became top ten hits on the music charts. "Where the Lazy River Goes By" went to #7 in a recording by Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra with a vocal by Midge Williams on the Brunswick label and "There's Something in the Air" by Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orchestra, with a vocal by Bob Goday, on the Bluebird label went to #5. See more »

Quotes

Pearl Elliott Holley: Shuck or be shucked
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Featured in Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
(1896) (uncredited)
Music by John Philip Sousa
Performed by Walter Brennan after the first wedding
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Barbara Stanwyck sings and dances
17 December 1999 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

Yes, folks - Barbara Stanwyck sings (two songs including a duet with Tony Martin) and dances with Buddy Ebsen. And she ain't bad. She and Walter Brennan are the whole film. This is an odd look at river folks and land folks along the Mississippi. Plot is nothing to write home about but it is charming - due to the characters. Brennan as an expectant father-in-law who is also a one man band steals the film away from Stanwyck with his usual great character portrayals (he won the first Supporting Actor trophy that year for his work in COME AND GET IT - helped no doubt by his performance here). Songs are fun and well done. The sound earned an Oscar nom and well deserved. Don't go out of your way for this one but if you're a Stanwyck or Brennan fan, it's a must see.


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