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Blondie of the Follies (1932)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 1 September 1932 (USA)
Two young women find their friendship strained when one wins a role in a Broadway show, and the other's boyfriend begins to fall for her.

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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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La rubia del Follies  »

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$602,620 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The shot of Jimmy Durante entering the party sequence was later used in the "Be a Clown" segment of "That's Entertainment, Part 2" (1976). See more »

Goofs

After Larry and Blondie talk about dogs in China, she runs out and the scene changes to the apartment's patio. There, the shadow of the boom microphone moves onto and off the curtains above the dog in the chair to the left, twice. See more »

Quotes

Gertie: I'm gonna hit that dame a good one someday. Who does she think she is, struttin' around.
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Connections

Spoofs Grand Hotel (1932) See more »

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La Marseillaise
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Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
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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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