Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Music Loving Bandit

Movie: Stingaree (1934)
Settling: Australia, locations throughout Europe; 1874-187?

Re teaming of Richard Dix and Irene Dunne, stars of the 1931 best picture Oscar winner Cimarron. Dix plays Stingaree (outback for 'the Stingray'), a dashing ozzie bandit who posses as a visiting London composer. Dunne is the servant girl whose singing career Dix helps launch. I would classify this film as part of the middle 30's operetta craze. Andy Devine provides comic relief as Stingaree's sidekick.


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