King Kelly of the USA

Overview

Poverty Row studio Monogram took a stab at musical production with King Kelly of the U.S.A., a cinematic blunder starring opera baritone Guy Robertson, who plays James "King" Kelly, a theatrical entrepreneur sailing to Europe with his latest show, "Kelly's Affairs of 1934." En route, he falls in love with Catherine (Irene Ware), who, unbeknownst to Kelly, is really Princess Tania of Belgardia. Posing as an efficiency expert, Kelly takes the Belgardian government by storm by saving the local mop industry from ...
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Overview

Poverty Row studio Monogram took a stab at musical production with King Kelly of the U.S.A., a cinematic blunder starring opera baritone Guy Robertson, who plays James "King" Kelly, a theatrical entrepreneur sailing to Europe with his latest show, "Kelly's Affairs of 1934." En route, he falls in love with Catherine (Irene Ware), who, unbeknownst to Kelly, is really Princess Tania of Belgardia. Posing as an efficiency expert, Kelly takes the Belgardian government by storm by saving the local mop industry from being ruined by the new invention of vacuum cleaners. The princess, meanwhile, is forced into an engagement to the elderly Prince Alexis, to whose country Belgardia is indebted. Does Kelly find a way out of this unfortunate predicament? Of course he does. Robertson and company perform "Right Next Door to Love," "There's a Love Song in the Air," and "Believe Me," all by Joe Sanders and Bernard Grossman.
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Special Features

Help Wanted, Female; (1930)
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
Monogram Pictures was about four years late with this already dated Ruritanian operetta. Today, the little songfest is more curious than entertaining and the same can be said for robust leading man Guy Robertson, whose only feature film appearance this was. Happily, the studio filled the minor parts with such scene-stealers as Franklin Pangborn, Joyce Compton, and Ferdinand Gottschalk, all of whom seemingly pretend to be in a much better film than King Kelly of the U.S.A.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/27/2007
  • UPC: 089218530691
  • Original Release: 1934
  • Source: Alpha Video
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: B&W
  • Time: 1:23:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 98,823

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Guy Robertson Kelly
Irene Ware Tania
Edgar Kennedy Happy
Franklin Pangborn Brockton
Joyce Compton Maxine
Ferdinand Gottschalk King
William Von Brincken Stranger
Otis Harlan Minister
Technical Credits
Leonard Fields Director, Screenwriter
George C. Bertholon Producer
Trem Carr Producer
Bernard Grossman Songwriter
Howard Higgin Original Story
Jack W. Ogilvie Editor
Robert Planck Cinematographer
Joe Sanders Songwriter
Dave Silverstein Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- King Kelly of the U.S.A.
2. Chapter 1 [10:00]
3. Chapter 2 [10:42]
4. Chapter 3 [11:46]
5. Chapter 4 [10:59]
6. Chapter 5 [10:46]
7. Chapter 6 [11:29]
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Disc #1 -- King Kelly of the U.S.A.
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