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Dangerous Blondes (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 23 September 1943 (USA)
A crime fiction writer and his wife investigate murders that are occurring at a fashion photography studio.

Director:

Leigh Jason

Writers:

Richard Flournoy (screenplay), Jack Henley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Allyn Joslyn ... Barry Craig
Evelyn Keyes ... Jane Craig
Edmund Lowe ... Ralph McCormick
John Hubbard ... Kirk Fenley
Anita Louise ... Julie Taylor
Frank Craven ... Inspector Joseph Clinton
Michael Duane ... Harry Duerr
Ann Savage ... Erika McCormick
William Demarest ... Detective Gatling
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Edward E. 'Pop' Philpot
Frank Sully ... Detective Joe Henderson
Robert Stanford Robert Stanford ... Jim Snyder
Lynn Merrick ... May Ralston
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Mystery writer Barry Craig and his wife Jane prefer solving crimes to writing about them, and they get a chance when killings plague the fashion photography studio of Ralph McCormick. First, secretary Julie Taylor reports an attempt on her life in the photography darkroom. Then socialite Isabel Fleming is stabbed during a photo shoot. When the prime suspect apparently commits suicide, Police Inspector Joseph Clinton declares the case closed - but then there is another murder. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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IT'S Murder WITH A Wink! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Trivia

In 1944, stars Evelyn Keyes and Allyn Joslyn did an unofficial sequel, Strange Affair (1944), although their characters had different names. See more »

Quotes

Detective Gatling: [unable to answer the quiz show question, "Who invented the machine gun?"] I know that as well as I know my own name!
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One of the best B films from the era
22 February 2001 | by Stan16mmSee all my reviews

Dangerous Blondes is one of the choice nuggets that sits in the Columbia archives waiting for rediscovery. It appeared briefly on television in the fifties and sixties but is not in the current package available to television stations. Pity because it is chock full of wonderful performances, nice musical arrangements, excellent direction and a fun story. It is a comedy murder mystery that tries to prove that a writer of detective novels can be as smart as a real police detective. Evelyn Keyes never looked more beautiful than here as she helps her husband in trying to solve a recent rash of murders.

The comedy in this 81 minute lost classic is as quick and witty as you are likely to see in a film of the period and the joy in finding this treasure again will be music to the ears and eyes of film lovers everywhere.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Case of the Dangerous Blondes See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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