To Beat the Band

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To Beat the Band
Directed by Benjamin Stoloff
Kenny Holmes (assistant)
Screenplay by Rian James
Story by George Marion, Jr.
Produced by Zion Myers
Starring Hugh Herbert
Helen Broderick
Roger Pryor
Fred Keating
Cinematography Nick Musuraca
Edited by George Crone
Music by Alberto Colombo
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
  • November 8, 1935 (1935-11-08)(US) [1]
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States

To Beat the Band is a 1935 American romantic comedy directed by Benjamin Stoloff using a screenplay by Rian James based on a story by George Marion, Jr. The film stars Hugh Herbert, Helen Broderick, Roger Pryor, and Fred Keating, and features Johnny Mercer in a small role. Baritone Ronald Graham was a featured singer in the film. It was released by RKO Radio Pictures on November 8, 1935.


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  1. "To Beat the Band: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2014.