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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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Cast

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 Burress William Burress ... Col. Bellock
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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He's a bell-hop in a Fast Hotel and has a key to every room! (Print Ad-Decorah Public Opinion, ((Decorah, Iowa)) 14 January 1932) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Marian Marsh was initially announced for the lead role that went to Joan Blondell. See more »

Goofs

When Anne tells Bert to sit next to her while they are scoping the clientele at the big city hotel, she is smoking a cigarette. But on the following shot when Bert moves next to her; she is not smoking nor is there a lit cigarette. See more »

Quotes

Helen Wilson: Will you stop worrying about Dan.
Bert Harris: But, Dan's a nice guy and I don't want to be making a chump out of him.
Helen Wilson: Oh, forget it. We have an understanding. He has his friends and - I have mine.
Bert Harris: How nice for you.
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Connections

Referenced in T.Bag and the Rings of Olympus: Rats (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

I Found a Million Dollar Baby (in a Five and Ten Cent Store)
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played on a record in room 610
Reprised at a hotel
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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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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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