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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.


László Kardos (as Leslie Kardos)


Allen Rivkin
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »




Complete credited cast:
Mickey Rooney ... Stanley Maxton
Sally Forrest ... Jane Tafford
William Demarest ... Fluff
James Craig ... Delwyn 'Sonny' Johnson
Kay Brown Kay Brown ... Edna
Louis Armstrong ... Himself
Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra ... Themselves
Tommy Rettig ... Artie Ardrey
Tom Powers ... Detective Lt. Bonnabel
Jonathan Cott ... Behr
Tommy Farrell ... Boynton
Myrna Dell ... Paulette Ardrey
Jacqueline Fontaine ... Frieda
Vic Damone ... Himself
Monica Lewis ... Monica Lewis


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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Torchy romance tingling with mystery and throbbing with the rhythm of Dixieland along the glamorous avenue of night clubs! (original poster) See more »


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Release Date:

August 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A vetkőzés See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sally Forrest had toiled at MGM since 1946, appearing as a dancer in Till the Clouds Roll By (1946), The Kissing Bandit (1948) and Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949). She achieved her first co-starring role at the studio opposite Ricardo Montalban in Mystery Street (1950), which led to a short string of second-tier leads until MGM unceremoniously dropped her option in 1953. See more »


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 »


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 TCM Guest Programmer: Tom Kenny (2005) See more »


Don't Blame Me
by Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
Performed by Vic Damone
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Play faster and forget trouble !
19 August 2000 | by franzgehlSee 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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