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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)  »

Also Known As:

La rubia del Follies  »

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$602,620 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Billie Dove. NOTE: She retired after this film both to raise a family and in anger at the "behind-the-scenes" interference from William Randolph Hearst, Marion Davies' lover and the producer of the film. Dove appeared in a small part 30 years later in Diamond Head (1962), but her scene was eventually cut from the film before its release. See more »

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Soundtracks

Three on a Match
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Ted Fio Rito
Lyrics by Ray Egan
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Underrated comedy with a wonderful Anita Loos script
6 March 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Pleasant precode golddigger comedy with both Marion Davies and Billie Dove becoming kept women as well as Follies dancers to get a taste of the good life.

Includes Marion Davies's parody of Greta Garbo with Jimmy Durante.


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