Banjo on My Knee (film)

Banjo on My Knee

Film poster
Directed by John Cromwell
Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck
Nunnally Johnson
Written by Harry Hamilton (novel)
Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson
Based on Banjo on My Knee (1936 novel)
Starring Barbara Stanwyck
Joel McCrea
Walter Brennan
Music by Charles Maxwell
Cinematography Ernest Palmer
Edited by Hanson T. Fritch
Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Release dates
  • December 11, 1936 (1936-12-11)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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]


Ernie Holley (Joel McCrea) runs away on his wedding night because he thinks he has killed a wedding guest. His father Newt (Walter Brennan) and bride Pearl (Barbara Stanwyck) find him in New Orleans and persuade him to come home.



  1. "Banjo on My Knee". NY Times. 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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