Banjo on My Knee (film)

Banjo on My Knee is a 1936 American musical comedy-drama film directed by John Cromwell.[1] The film was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Sound Recording (Edmund H. Hansen).[2]

Banjo on My Knee
Film poster
Directed byJohn Cromwell
Produced byDarryl F. Zanuck
Nunnally Johnson
Written byHarry Hamilton (novel)
Screenplay byNunnally Johnson
Based onBanjo on My Knee (1936 novel)
StarringBarbara Stanwyck
Joel McCrea
Walter Brennan
Music byCharles Maxwell
CinematographyErnest Palmer
Edited byHanson T. Fritch
Distributed byTwentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • December 11, 1936 (1936-12-11)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States


Ernie Holley runs away on his wedding night because he thinks he has killed a wedding guest. His father Newt and his bride Pearl find him in New Orleans and persuade him to come home.



  1. "Banjo on My Knee". NY Times. Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2011.
  2. "The 9th Academy Awards (1937) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved August 8, 2011.
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