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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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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

Stanley Maxton: When I left the hospital, I was a Happy Jack. I-I had myself a set of drums and a jalopy. The sun was shining and the road to LA was good.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

A Kiss to Build a Dream On
Written by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Kay Brown
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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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