Banjo on My Knee
Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea and Walter Brennan
A lively riverboat musical, based on the novel by Harry Hamilton, starring Joel McCrea and Ziegfield Follies star Barbara Stanwyck.
Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea are Pearl and Ernie, a dewy-eyed young couple in Mississippi. Ernie has lived on the Mississippi
River all his life, a member of the proud “shanty-boat people”. Pearl is a “land girl,” and unaccustomed to the simple ways of
the river folk.
But Pearl is determined to be a good wife
to Ernie, and her new father-in-law, Newt (Walter Brennan) has high hopes for a grandchild.
These sweet, straightforward plans go awry on their wedding day when a local troublemaker tries to force a sloppy kiss on
the new bride. Ernie intervenes, and knocks him overboard. The man fails to resurface, and Ernie jumps into the river and flees.
Songs include Where the Lazy River Goes By, With a Banjo on My Knee, There’s Something
in the Air and St Louis Blues.
Release Date: 12th May 2014
Director: John Cromwell
Running Time: 90 min
Cat No: 135031
No Disc: 1