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The Strip (1951)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | August 1951 (USA)
Drummer Stanley Maxton moves to Los Angeles with dreams of opening his own club, but falls in with a gangster and a nightclub dancer and ends up accused of murder.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Drummer Stanley Maxton moves to Los Angeles with dreams of opening his own club, but falls in with a gangster and a nightclub dancer and ends up accused of murder.

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M-G-M's Musical Melodrama of the Dancer and the Drummer!


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Of Joe Pasternak's 57 MGM productions released between 1942 and 1966, this film was just one of two which failed to garner a contemporary New York Times review. The second movie was Looking for Love (1964). See more »

Goofs

After the dance number with Jane and the three guys with serving trays, they place the trays behind him and the sticks on the bottom they held while dancing were clearly visible, but cut to the next shot and the trays are flat on the floor. See more »

Quotes

Delwyn 'Sonny' Johnson: He should buy that dame a one-way ticket to Alaska.
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Connections

Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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A Kiss to Build a Dream On
by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Louis Armstrong (uncredited)
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Saw this in Korea in the outdoors
26 January 2001 | by (Ft Myers Florida) – See all my reviews

I was stationed in Korea for a year during the spring offensive , heartbreak ridge, etc. and they showed this movie one night. We loved it. Satchmo singing a "kiss to build a dream on" was fantastic. And would you believe we had the projectionist replay the Sally Forrest dance scene a dozen times!I gave this movie a 7 because it brought back memories after 50 years, even though ,aside from the good jazz, and Sally Forrest, the acting and story was mediocre. I only regret that it isnt on VHS.


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