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Strike Up the Band (1940)

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120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Jimmy Connors and his girl-friend want to take part in Paul Whiteman's highschool's band contest, but they cannot afford the fare. But per chance the meet Paul Whiteman in person and are able to convince him, that their band is good ...See moreJimmy Connors and his girl-friend want to take part in Paul Whiteman's highschool's band contest, but they cannot afford the fare. But per chance the meet Paul Whiteman in person and are able to convince him, that their band is good enought, so he lents sem the money. But then one of their friends becomes seriously ill and had to be carried in a hospital per plane, they had to use Whiteman's money for this. Written by Stephan Eichenberg See less
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Writers
John Monks Jr. (screen play) | Fred F. Finklehoffe (screen play) (as Fred Finklehoffe)
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$ 838,661
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Release date
Sep 27, 1940 (United States)

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65 cast members
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Mickey Rooney
Jimmy Connors Jimmy Connors   See fewer
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Judy Garland
Mary Holden Mary Holden   See fewer
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June Preisser
Barbara Frances Morgan Barbara Frances Morgan   See fewer
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William Tracy
Phillip Turner Phillip Turner   See fewer
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Larry Nunn
Willie Brewster Willie Brewster   See fewer
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Paul Whiteman
Paul Whiteman Paul Whiteman   See fewer
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Ann Shoemaker
Mrs. Connors Mrs. Connors   See fewer
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Francis Pierlot
Mr. Judd Mr. Judd   See fewer
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Virginia Brissac
Mrs. May Holden Mrs. May Holden   See fewer
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George Lessey
Mr. Morgan Mr. Morgan   See fewer
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Enid Bennett
Mrs. Morgan Mrs. Morgan   See fewer
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Howard C. Hickman
Doctor (as Howard Hickman) Doctor (as Howard Hickman)   See fewer
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Sarah Edwards
Miss Hodges Miss Hodges   See fewer
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Milton Kibbee
Mr. Holden Mr. Holden   See fewer
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Helen Jerome Eddy
Mrs. Brewster Mrs. Brewster   See fewer
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Jack Baxley
Ice Cream Concessionaire (scenes deleted) Ice Cream Concessionaire (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Harlan Briggs
Doctor (scenes deleted) Doctor (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Harry Harvey
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Jack Kenney
Hot Dog Concessionaire (scenes deleted) Hot Dog Concessionaire (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Harry Lash
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Barker (scenes deleted) Barker (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Margaret McWade
Old Lady (scenes deleted) Old Lady (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Ferris Wheel Barker (scenes deleted) Ferris Wheel Barker (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Old Lady (scenes deleted) Old Lady (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Pitch Man (scenes deleted) Pitch Man (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Morgan's Butler (uncredited) Morgan's Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Young Man (uncredited) Young Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry - the Train Porter (uncredited) Henry - the Train Porter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charlie (uncredited) Charlie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Devlin
3 Balls 10¢ Attendant (uncredited) 3 Balls 10¢ Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Jo Ellis
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roland Got
Morgan's House Boy (uncredited) Morgan's House Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Music Teacher (uncredited) Music Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clown (uncredited) Clown (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 1,192 votes