King Kelly of the U.S.A.

King Kelly of the U.S.A. is a 1934 American romantic musical film directed by Leonard Fields. The film stars then popular singer Guy Robertson in his only feature film appearance.

King Kelly of the U.S.A.
Cartoon Guy Robertson sings to Irene Ware, in King Kelly of the U.S.A. (1934)
Directed byLeonard Fields
Produced byGeorge C. Bertholon
Written byStory:
George C. Bertholon
Howard Higgin
Screenplay:
David Silverstein
Leonard Fields
StarringGuy Robertson
Edgar Kennedy
Irene Ware
Ferdinand Gottschalk
Music byBernie Grossman
Joe Sanders
CinematographyRobert H. Planck
Edited byJack Ogilvie
Distributed byMonogram Pictures
Release date
September 15, 1934 (1934-09-15)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Plot summary

James W. Kelly (Guy Robertson) and his pal Happy Moran (Edgar Kennedy) are taking their all-girl-dancing troupe across the ocean to tour Europe, when Kelly and the mysterious Catherine Bell (Irene Ware), fall for each other, literally.

When their backers pull out, Happy and Kelly manage to scrounge enough dough to get the girls back home; but, find themselves broke, in Europe, in a tiny country where the GDP is measured in mops. As a crooner, Kelly tries to sell enough mops, with a radio show, to pull the kingdom out of bankruptcy, and win Princess Tania, aka Catherine Bell, from their shipboard romance.

Time is running out, as Prince Alexis, (William Orlamond), invades, from the neighbouring country, to seize the castle and marry the Princess. Their only defence is the women and their “Personality Mops”, when the army quits, over back wages; and, Kelly is being marched off in front of a firing squad.

Cast

Soundtrack

  • Guy Robertson - "Right Next Door to Love" (Music by Joe Sanders, lyrics by Bernie Grossman)
  • Guy Robertson - "Believe Me" (Music by Joe Sanders, lyrics by Bernie Grossman)
  • Guy Robertson and the marching mop ladies - "There's a Love Song in the Air" (Music by Joe Sanders, lyrics by Bernie Grossman)


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