Banjo on My Knee (1936) - Rotten Tomatoes

Banjo on My Knee1936

Banjo on My Knee (1936)





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This lively riverboat musical shows off the vocal and terpsichorean talents of former Ziegfeld Follies star Barbara Stanwyck as it tells the tale of two newlyweds who must postpone their honeymoon when the groom gets in a fight with a villain, decks him and, believing he has killed him, flees upon a riverboat, leaving his bride to take up with a womanizing photographer. She and the cameraman head for New Orleans and this is where most of the action, music and romantic mayhem takes place.

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Barbara Stanwyck
as Pearl Elliott Holley
Joel McCrea
as Ernie Holley
Walter Brennan
as Newt Holley
Walter Catlett
as Warfield Scott
Tony Martin
as Chick Bean
Theresa Harris
as Blues Singer
Tom Herbert
as Man in chair at Scott's
Eddy Waller
as Truck Driver
Salty Holmes
as Jug Blower
Henry Otho
as Policeman
Davison Clark
as Police Sergeant
Russell Powell
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Banjo on My Knee

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A pleasant river atmosphere piece with Walter Brennan, the splendid character actor who did the Swede in Come and Get It. Mounting includes some unusually subtle touches.

April 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Banjo on My Knee


Barbara's always worth watching but this is an unexceptional drama with Joel's character pretty much a lunkhead and her devotion to him rather hard to fathom.

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