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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
Hilda Vaughn ...
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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The turbulent, exciting lives and loves of the happy Mississippi show folk - brought to the screen in a story a-throb with emotional thrills and a-glow with romance! IT'S THE PICTURE THAT'S REALLY DIFFERENT! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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11 December 1936 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

Walter Brennan was just 13 years older than Buddy Ebsen. See more »

Connections

Featured in Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh! Susanna
(1848) (uncredited)
Music by Stephen Foster
Played during the opening credits
Played by Walter Brennan as part of a medley at the Cafe Creole
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Very Good Movie
2 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have not only seen the movie but also had the privilege of reading the book. The book was well written and as in most cases was better then the movie. I am a bit partial seen as how I also knew the writer. He was my great uncle on my Mothers side. I would spend the summers with him & would read his other works. Sadly Uncle Harry passed away Thanksgiving 1975. It's a shame no other movies were made from his works as they to would have been very good as well. My mother still has a set of Harry Hamiltons complete works But won't let anyone touch them for fear of being destroyed. If you haven't seen the movie then you're missing out and if you have then you no what I'm talking about.


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