To Beat the Band is a 1935 American romantic comedy directed by Ben Stoloff using a screenplay by Rian James based on a story by George Marion, Jr. The film stars Hugh Herbert, Helen Broderick, Roger Pryor, and Fred Keating, and features Johnny Mercer in a small role. It was released by RKO Radio Pictures on November 8, 1935.

To Beat the Band
Directed byBen Stoloff
Kenny Holmes (assistant)
Produced byZion Myers
Screenplay byRian James
Story byGeorge Marion, Jr.
StarringHugh Herbert
Helen Broderick
Roger Pryor
Fred Keating
Music byAlberto Colombo
CinematographyNick Musuraca
Edited byGeorge Crone
Release date
  • November 8, 1935 (1935-11-08) (US)[1]
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited States


  1. ^ "To Beat the Band: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2014.