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Road House (1934)

76 min | Crime, Musical, Romance

Bar maid Belle (Violet Loraine) is in love with the owner of the inn where she works, a young and handsome member of the gentry, Archie (Edwin Styles). He's lost a lot of money on a race, and two acquaintances, Dick (Hartley Power) and ...See moreBar maid Belle (Violet Loraine) is in love with the owner of the inn where she works, a young and handsome member of the gentry, Archie (Edwin Styles). He's lost a lot of money on a race, and two acquaintances, Dick (Hartley Power) and Chester (Emlyn Williams), are about to get him to sign the inn over to them when Belle convinces co-worker Sam (Gordon Harker), who's in love with her, to buy it instead. When Archie won't marry her, she leaves the inn and becomes famous with her beautiful voice, singing, among other songs, "There's No Green Grass Round the Old North Pole" and "Let the Great, Big World Keep Turning." She marries Archie, they have a child, Archie dies during WWI, Belle loses her voice and for many years winters in warm climates whilst her daughter, Kitty (Aileen Marson), grows up in the care of Archie's aunt (Marie Lohr). Sam goes out to Nice and convinces Belle to return to sing at the inn, which has become a fancy road house. Sam has partnered with Dick and Chester, who Belle always suspected of being crooks. Dick and Chester and Lady Chettwinde (Anne Grey) bring trouble to the road house. Inspector Donovan (Stanley Holloway) and his partner Hugh (Romilly Lunge) help solve the problem and all ends happily. See less
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Writers
Leslie Arliss (dialogue) (scenario) | Walter C. Hackett (play) (as Walter Hackett) | Austin Melford (dialogue) (scenario)
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Updated Nov 29, 1934

Release date
Nov 29, 1934 (United Kingdom)

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21 cast members
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Violet Loraine
Belle Larrimore Belle Larrimore   See fewer
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Gordon Harker
Sam Pritchard Sam Pritchard   See fewer
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Aileen Marson
Kitty Hamble Kitty Hamble   See fewer
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Emlyn Williams
Chester Chester   See fewer
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Hartley Power
Dick D'Arcy Dick D'Arcy   See fewer
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Anne Grey
Lady Chettwinde Lady Chettwinde   See fewer
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Stanley Holloway
Donovan Donovan   See fewer
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Marie Lohr
Lady Hamble Lady Hamble   See fewer
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Edwin Styles
Archie Hamble Archie Hamble   See fewer
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Romilly Lunge
Hugh Romilly Hugh Romilly   See fewer
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Horace Kenney
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Geraldo
Self - Orchestra Leader (as Geraldo and His Orchestra) Self - Orchestra Leader (as Geraldo and His Orchestra)   See fewer
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Frank Atkinson
Magician Magician   See fewer
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Edward A. Hill-Mitchelson
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anthony Holles
Receptionist at Hotel Splendide (uncredited) Receptionist at Hotel Splendide (uncredited)   See fewer
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Andreas Malandrinos
Head Waiter (uncredited) Head Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Terry
Sailor in Audience (uncredited) Sailor in Audience (uncredited)   See fewer
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C. Denier Warren
Music Hall M C (uncredited) Music Hall M C (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wylie Watson
Magician (uncredited) Magician (uncredited)   See fewer
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D.J. Williams
Stage Manager (uncredited) Stage Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Zucco
Hotel Manager (uncredited) Hotel Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.4 / 10 | 29 votes