The Strip (1951)

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Drummer Stanley Maxton moves to Los Angeles with dreams of opening his own club, but falls in with a gangster and a nightclub dancer and ends up accused of murder.



  • Sally Forrest in The Strip (1951)
  • Vic Damone in The Strip (1951)
  • Sally Forrest at an event for The Strip (1951)
  • James Craig and Jacqueline Fontaine in The Strip (1951)
  • Mickey Rooney in The Strip (1951)
  • Sally Forrest at an event for The Strip (1951)

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13 July 2005 | cutterccbaxter
Drummer Noir
There are things we can learn from the movies. Like in this movie we learn that if you have a girlfriend, it's probably not a good idea to introduce her to your mob buddy because he'll only steal her away from you. Besides the educational value of "The Strip", it is a true classic if only for all the drum solos it contains. I'm a big advocate of movies having lots of drum solos and Mickey Rooney's drumming is really showcased here. He's very good, and although the film suggests a downer noirish ending, ultimately Mickey's character "Stan" apparently gets to play in Louis Armstrong's band indefinitely, which strikes me as a great gig. It was fun to see William Demarest sit behind the drum kit too. Without the music interludes the story could have been told in about ten minutes, so the main reason to watch "The Strip" is for the music and dance numbers.

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