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Rhythm Racketeer (1937)

Gangster Nap Connors tries to break into the London underworld and finds he has a double in Harry Grant. Forced to return to America by a feared hit-man, Nap uses his double to give him the perfect alibi for a jewel heist on board ship.

Director:

James Seymour

Writers:

Robert Lively (adapted from the story "What Next" by), Betty Laidlaw (adapted from the story "What Next" by)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Harry Roy Harry Roy ... Harry Grant / Nap Connors
Princess Pearl Princess Pearl ... Karen Vosper (as Mrs. Harry Roy)
James Carew ... Clinton Vosper
Norma Varden ... Mrs. Della Nash
Johnny Hines ... Nifty
Johnnie Schofield Johnnie Schofield ... Spike
Judith Wood ... Lola
James Pirrie James Pirrie ... Bugs Cole
Georgie Harris Georgie Harris ... The Rat
Pamela Randell Pamela Randell ... Fan Dancer
Harry Roy's Famous Band Harry Roy's Famous Band ... Themselves
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Gangster Nap Connors tries to break into the London underworld and finds he has a double in Harry Grant. Forced to return to America by a feared hit-man, Nap uses his double to give him the perfect alibi for a jewel heist on board ship.

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Crime | Musical

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In the musical number "You Struck the Right Note" the shadow of the camera on the crane is clearly visible as it tracks in on the singer See more »

Soundtracks

Musical Number
You Struck the Right Note"
by Samuel Lerner (as Lerner), Al Goodhart (as Goodhart) & Al Hoffman (as Hoffman)
Performed by Harry Roy and his Band (uncredited)
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Harry Roy and Princess Pearl star together
16 December 2004 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

I have had a 16mm print of this for many years and so must be one of the few people around to have actually seen this.Harry Roy was a famous band leader from the 30s and he married Princess Pearl of Sarawak,in one of the weddings of the year.Joe Rock,a well known independent producer,had the bright idea of teaming them in 2 films.It has to be said now that in terms of acting they are very limited.However there are 4 good musical numbers,and the producer is clearly influenced by Busby Berkeley.The numbers whilst long forgotten are nevertheless very catchy.There are some nice art deco sets and a number of familiar British character actors of the period are to be seen.Given that this has not been shown on UK TV to the best of my knowledge i am afraid that the chances of this ever being rediscovered are fairly slim.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1937 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Canção do Bandoleiro See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Joe Rock Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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