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form y Stingaree single work   film/TV  
Adaptation of Stingaree E. W. Hornung 1905 selected work short story
Issue Details: First known date: 1934 1934
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'It is a big musical of Australlan early days. Australia is terrorlsed by a debonair, engaging outlaw, "Stingaree" (Richard Dix), who makes raids singlehanded upon the wealthy. Even with the police on his trail, his daring knows no bounds. The drama opens with his capture of Sir Jullan Kent (Conway Tearle) a noted impressario who is on his way to the home of Mr. Clarkson (Henry Stephenson) to listen to the voice of Mrs. Clarkson (Mary Boland) who has grand opera aspirations. "Stingaree" enters the Clarkson home with Kent's credentials and poses as the impressario while prospecting the household for something of value to steal. Himself an amateur musician of much talent, he is impressed by the demure beauty of Hilda Bouverie (Irene Dunne) a dependent in the household. His sympathy goes out to her when he sees her hectored by the flamboyant Mrs. Clarkson, and he is moved to high admiration when he hears her sing, her voice being much superior to that of her aristocratic foster parent. "Stingaree" decides that he will help her to a career, but at this moment the police arrive on his trail and he has to flee. But not alone. He snatches up Hilda and rides away with her on his fine white horse to his lair. At first a resentful victim, Hilda soon becomes reconciled to the bandit, who is all tenderness. In fact, the two fall genuinely In love. As a mark of his devotion "Stingaree" takes Hilda back to the Clarkson home and there at the point of his revolver makes the real Sir Julian Kent and a hundred or so house guests hear her sing and acknowledge her great vocal gifts. This time, as he attempts to escape, he is captured. While he is taken to gaol Hllda is taken to Europe by Kent, who has confirmed "Stingaree's" estimate of her talent. She becomes a great singer, but memories of "Stingaree" lead to dramatic developments.'

Source:

'Entertainments', Queensland Times, 20 October 1934, p.7.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      RKO Pictures , 1934 .
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      Advertisement, Townville Daily Bulletin, 21 September 1934, p.3
      Extent: 77min.p.
      Description: Black-and-white
Last amended 23 Sep 2014 10:21:43
Settings:
  • c
    Australia,
    c
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
  • ca. 1870s
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