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Blonde Crazy (1931)

TV-G | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 14 November 1931 (USA)
The adventures of an egoistic con man and his glamorous accomplice.

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

Kubec Glasmon (story), John Bright (story)
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Complete credited cast:
James Cagney ... Bert Harris
Joan Blondell ... Anne Roberts
Louis Calhern ... Dapper Dan Barker
Noel Francis ... Helen Wilson
Ray Milland ... Joe Reynolds
Guy Kibbee ... A. Rupert Johnson, Jr.
Polly Walters ... Peggy
William Burgess William Burgess ... Col. Bellock (as William Burress)
Maude Eburne ... Mrs. Snyder
Nat Pendleton ... Hank - aka Pete
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Storyline

At a midwestern hotel, conniving bellhop Bert Harris has a finger in every pie. He promotes a job for glamorous Ann Roberts, but she does not immediately succumb to his charms. However, Bert soon enlists Ann as partner in his new profession of con man. Most of the victims they fleece are lawbreakers themselves. But Bert is tempted to try actual stealing, and Ann fears it will bring bad luck... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Jim's back!... with a brand new line! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Bert is reading a real copy of Sucess magazine. Founded in 1897 to promote the "New Thought" philosophy. The issue date at the top of the cover has been taped over or cut off. See more »

Goofs

After Anne Roberts breaks the pearl necklace in reaction to the hotel guests' flirtation, the pearls scatter all over the floor and the dresser. In addition, she takes a handful of pearls and pours them down his pants. The number of pearls on the necklace before it broke could not possibly equal the large amount that scattered all over the room and that went down his pants. See more »

Quotes

Pawnbroker: [inspecting the stolen bracelet Bert has brought in] It's nice. Maybe it's too nice. What'll I do with it? That stuff is hard to sell.
Bert Harris: Who cares? Give to your wife for a Christmas present.
[grabbing the pawnbroker by the ear]
Bert Harris: Listen three-balls, I want five thousand dollars and I want it in a hurry. It's worth twenty thousand. And don't give me any backtalk.
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Soundtracks

(With You on My Mind, I Find) I Can't Write the Words
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Gerald Marks
Lyrics by Buddy Fields
Played as dance music and sung by an uncredited tenor
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A very good film, carried by Cagney and Blondell.
29 August 2017 | by alexanderdavies-99382See all my reviews

"Blonde Crazy" was one of the first films James Cagney made after becoming a big star. The plot is pretty straightforward but Cagney and Joan Blondell push this film well above being average with their on-screen chemistry. They play a couple of hustlers who circulate amongst the more wealthy clientèle in various hotels. At one stage, both the leads are on the receiving end of a notorious card shark who steals their ill gotten gains. The way Cagney and Blondell exact their revenge is brilliant! Things get a bit more complicated between the two leads in the latter half of the film. Very entertaining.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Larceny Lane See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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