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To Beat the Band (1935)

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70 min | Comedy, Musical

An eccentric heir must marry a widow in order to collect the millions left to him in his aunt's will, so a suicidal neighbor agrees to marry the man's young fiancée before offing himself.
Director
Benjamin Stoloff (as Ben Stoloff)
Writers
Rian James (screen play) | George Marion Jr. (story)
Cinematographer
Nicholas Musuraca (as Nick Musuraca)
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Updated Nov 23, 1935

Release date
Nov 23, 1935 (United States)

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23 cast members
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Hugh Herbert
Hugo Twist / Elizabeth Twist Hugo Twist / Elizabeth Twist   See fewer
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Helen Broderick
Mrs. Freeda McCrary Mrs. Freeda McCrary   See fewer
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Roger Pryor
Larry Barry Larry Barry   See fewer
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Fred Keating
Fred Carson Fred Carson   See fewer
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Eric Blore
Hawkins Hawkins   See fewer
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Evelyn Poe
Barbara Shelby Barbara Shelby   See fewer
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Johnny Mercer
Member of the Band Member of the Band   See fewer
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Ray Mayer
McCrory McCrory   See fewer
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Joy Hodges
Ruth Harper - Girls' Band Leader Ruth Harper - Girls' Band Leader   See fewer
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Lynne Carver
Minor Role Minor Role   See fewer
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Willie Best
Elevator Operator (uncredited) Elevator Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monte Collins
The Coroner (uncredited) The Coroner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Condos
Dancer on Empty Bandstand (uncredited) Dancer on Empty Bandstand (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ronald Graham
Singer (uncredited) Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Holman
Chubby Diner (uncredited) Chubby Diner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Lally
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sonny Lamont
Tap Dancer (uncredited) Tap Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Perc Launders
Musician (uncredited) Musician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Torben Meyer
Headwaiter (uncredited) Headwaiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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William H. O'Brien
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Steers
Man Knocked Down in Nightclub (uncredited) Man Knocked Down in Nightclub (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

6.2 / 10 | 49 votes