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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.

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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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Trivia

It appears a real bottle of Old Grand Dad bourbon whiskey - 100 proof "Bottled in Bond" - is found in the back seat of Johnson's ca when he's out "parking" with Anne. Unusual product placement during Prohibition. Other such bottles can be seen throughout the film. It was allowed to be distilled under strict government control during Prohibition for "medicinal purposes". See more »

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On close inspection of the handwriting, it's evident that both "Darling, paste this..." notes were written by the same person. See more »

Quotes

Peggy: And let me tell you something about this place. I've been here six months and I know! For the love of Mike, stay away from those bellhops. They can't do a girlie any good. And the worst monkey of them all is that guy, Bert Harris. He's dynamite. Everybody in this joint owes him money from those crooked dice of his.
Ann Roberts: He can't do me any harm. I haven't any money and I don't shoot craps.
Peggy: Oh, yeah? Well, maybe you have something else he can use.
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Referenced in James Cagney: Top of the World (1992) See more »

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I'm Just a Fool in Love with You
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by George W. Meyer
Played when Dan and Anne discuss working together
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A must-see for Cagney fans
1 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is the kind of film the Hays Office was established to prevent. Jimmy Cagney as a charming, likable con man. Adorable Joan Blondell in the bathtub. Glamourization of (still illegal) alcohol. Fraud, theft and assault all served up cool and bubbly as champagne. I loved it! If you ever wondered why Cagney became such a big star, just watch him in this early effort. He was truly one of the most magnetic personalities of early Hollywood. Turner Classic Movies print in pretty good shape, which can't be said of a lot of films of this vintage. Watch, enjoy!


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