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The Strip (1951)

Passed | | 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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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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MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!...Top recording stars play their real-life roles! (original poster) See more »


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A vetkőzés  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Neither of the characters Edna ('Kay Brown (I)') nor Frieda ('Jacqueline Fontaine') are addressed by their name in the movie. Edna is the naive young hatcheck girl at Fluff's Dixieland. Frieda is Sonny's moll in the early part of the story. 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

Fluff: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you and good evening! You lovely, adorable, cash customers! Welcome to Fluffs casino on The Strip with branches in all principal countries. Tonight, again, I will hand you a fist full of high-class musicians, I've grabbed from the four-corners of the earth! Oh, I'm so proud of these boys, that I'm going to give them each a chance to show off. That trojan on the tom-toms: Hal 'Smoky' Stover... And now, that ever popular boy, that bombastic bass bomber: 'Pudgy' Pratt.....
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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

A Kiss to Build a Dream On
by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Louis Armstrong (uncredited)
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Sally Forrest the dancer AND the film noir queen.
23 October 1999 | by (san diego) – See all my reviews

Dull, barely-film-noir story with Mickey Rooney as a nightclub drummer mixed up with some bad folks. Highlight of this film are the dance numbers featuring Sally Forrest (who plays the cigarette girl/Mickey's girl/featured nightclub dancer.) Sally very rarely got to dance on film so it's nice to see her though the numbers tend to play like auditions. Not as sexy as her dance segments in the colorful "Son of Sinbad" and "Excuse My Dust" films, but her performance is more in tune to her great film noir roles with Ida Lupino. Interesting hybrid of her dance talents and her film noir fame.


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