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Stolen Harmony (1935)

Approved | | Crime, Musical | 20 April 1935 (USA)
Band leader Jack Conrad is impressed by prison inmate Ray Ferrera on saxophone. Conrad hires Ray to join his band and tour upon his release. Ray hooks up with Jean, a dancer in the show, ... See full summary »

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Alfred L. Werker
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Raft ... Ray Angelo, alias Ray Ferraro
Ben Bernie ... Jack Conrad
Grace Bradley ... Jean Loring
Iris Adrian ... Sunny Verne
Lloyd Nolan ... Chesty Burrage
Goodee Montgomery ... Lil Davis
Charles Arnt ... Clem Walters
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Band leader Jack Conrad is impressed by prison inmate Ray Ferrera on saxophone. Conrad hires Ray to join his band and tour upon his release. Ray hooks up with Jean, a dancer in the show, and the two become a successful dance act. However, when an ex-inmate buddy of Ray's robs the tour bus, Ray is suspected of wrongdoing by Jack and the others in the group. After a gang of thugs hijacks the tour bus, Ray tries to use his street smarts to redeem his reputation. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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Taglines:

GEO. RAFT and BEN BERNIE and All His Lads in the season's leading musical the mosta of the besta...full of harmony, happiness and hysterics, s'help me! (Print Ad- Lodi News, ((Lodi, Calif.)) 19 June 1935) See more »

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Crime | Musical

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Trivia

This film inspired a song with the same name also released in 1935: "Stolen Harmony," words and music by Joe Young, Arthur Altman and Jack Lawrence. See more »

Quotes

Clem Walters: Why'd you run away?
Lil Davis: Because I couldn't fly.
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Soundtracks

FAGIN, YOUSE IS A VIPER
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Ben Bernie and His Orchestra
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Follow the Bus
16 March 2019 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

Much more diverting than it sounds; for the first half of its running time this seems merely an amiably inconsequential series of musical numbers without anything resembling a plot but sufficing nonetheless. (Spoiler coming:) Then suddenly gangsters are added to the mix to generate enough action for a separate film in its own right and a climax worthy of late thirties Warner Bros. at its grittiest!

Looking good thanks to veteran cameraman Harry Fischbeck and slickly edited by Otho Lovering, the proceedings are presided over with unctuous charm by Ben Bernie travelling about the Midwest in an amazing futurist bus. A youthful George Raft in his early song-and-dance man persona makes a surprisingly engaging hero surrounded by a lively cast (many of them uncredited) including both gals and gangsters, with tall, horsey-faced Goodee Montgomery briefly proving to be more than just good with a wisecrack when brought onstage to perform at one point as an eccentric dancer.

Great fun and a neglected find well worth catching!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Night Stand See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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