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Blondie of the Follies (1932)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  1 September 1932 (USA)
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Blondie, a New York tenement dweller, and Lurlene are best friends. When Lurlene makes the cast of a big Broadway show, she arranges for Blondie to join the cast as well. But the friendship... See full summary »

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Blondie, a New York tenement dweller, and Lurlene are best friends. When Lurlene makes the cast of a big Broadway show, she arranges for Blondie to join the cast as well. But the friendship goes awry when Lurlene's sweetheart, wealthy Larry Belmont, catches Blondie's act and falls for the fair-haired newcomer. Though she is attracted to Larry as well, Blondie spurns his attentions out of loyalty to her friend. But the attraction proves to be stronger than any of them could have imagined. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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1 September 1932 (USA)  »

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For the most part, this was Billie Dove's last film. She retired to raise a family and was reportedly disgruntled over the "behind the scenes" interference from Randolph Hearst over the amount of time alloted to her on film. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Grand Hotel (1932) See more »

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It Was So Beautiful
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Barris
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
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Total Davies Delight
29 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of Marion Davies' best performances in this snappy comedy/drama. Davies plays Blondie, a good girl who becomes a success in the follies despite her best friend's effort. Billie Dove (a big silent star in her best talkie role) is excellent as the friend. Robert Montgomery, Zasu Pitts, Sidney Toler, Douglas Dumbrille, and Jimmy Durante co-star. But this is Davies's film from beginning to end. She is totally wonderful, funny, touching, and gorgeous. Again and again I state that Marion Davies was major talent, a great star, and one of Hollywood's great beauties. She's also one of the finest comic actresses EVER! Watch this film and you'll see that Davies was an A-list star, one who deserves to be rediscovered. Blondie of the Follies may be a minor film, but it's well done, entertaining, and boasts terrific performances by Marion Davies and Billie Dove.


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