Vocal by Austin Young. In 1927 Hollywood released silent film Ramona starring Dolores Del Rio. That was the year of the first talkies, so to counter competition this song was composed for strict promotional reasons. Makes Ramona the first song inspired by a film.
Annette Hanshaw [with Frank Ferrera Trio]
Dolores Del Rio [the star in (silent) film Ramona]
Gene Austin [n°1 US]
Saint Granier [French version]
Blue Diamonds [n°1 NL]
By the time it was a hit, there was this rumour the melody was French (composed by Landeroin).