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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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THE STORY OF THE DANCER AND THE DRUMMER! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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August 1951 (USA)  »

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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

Delwyn 'Sonny' Johnson: So, you're still determined to be a sucker, eh?
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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 Mickey Rooney and William Demarest
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Play faster and forget trouble !
19 August 2000 | by (Soucht, France) – See all my reviews

If you like jazz, you'll like this one : there's a good part of this movie which takes place in Los Angeles' night-clubs with guest star Louis Armstrong. The story may look classical for a film noir, but the way it shows the story of a drummer penetrating in the underground world is surprising : watch it especially for the drum solos. Enjoyable !


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