Banjo on My Knees (1936) B-
Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea star in John Cromwell’s musical comedy, set on a Mississipppi riverboat, and centering on two newlyweds who must postpone their honeymoon when the groom gets in a fight with a villain and believes he has killed him,
Fleeing on a riverboat, Ernie Holley (McCrea) leaves his young bride Pearl (Stanwyck), a fomer Ziegfeld girl, who then gets courted by a womanizing photographer. She and the cameraman head for New Orleans, leading to all kinds of action, romantic misunderstandings, and musical sequences, written by Tony Martin.
The secondary cast includes perennial character actor Walter Brennan and Buddy Ebsen.
Oscar Nominations: 1
Sound Recording: E. H. Hansen
Oscar Awards: None
The winner of the Sound Recording Oscar was “San Francisco.”
Barbara Stanwyck as Pearl Holley
Joel McCrea as Ernie Holley
Walter Brennan as Newt Holley
Buddy Ebsen as Buddy
Helen Westley as Grandma
Walter Catlett as Warfield Scott
Running time: 95 Minutes.
Directed by John Cromwell
Released December 11, 1936.
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