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Blondie Johnson (1933)

TV-G | | Crime, Drama | 25 February 1933 (USA)
Story of a Depression-downtrodden waif who uses her brains instead of her body to rise from tyro con artist to crime boss.

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Blondie Johnson
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Danny Jones
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Louie
Earle Foxe ...
Al Scannel
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Gladys LaMann
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Mae
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Jewelry Store Manager
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Eddie
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Red Charley
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Lulu
Arthur Vinton ...
Max Wagner
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Joe
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Story of a Depression-downtrodden waif who uses her brains instead of her body to rise from tyro con artist to crime boss.

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LOVE made her beautiful...WANT made her daring...MEN made her ruthless! (One-sheet poster). See more »

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Crime | Drama

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25 February 1933 (USA)  »

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Gynaika gangster  »

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Goofs

When the jewelry store calls the bank to inquire about the $4600 check that Blondie has presented them with, the bookkeeper at the bank gives her actual first name as "Grace". But on her arrest record and the door to her office later in the film her full name is given as "Virginia M. Johnson". See more »

Quotes

Danny Jones: Gee I can't eat, I can't sleep. Why I've gone around all day with nobody in my head but you.
Blondie Johnson: Bet you had a tough time getting your hat over both of us.
Danny Jones: Well you make me sick. If you was my dame I'd break your neck.
Blondie Johnson: If I was your dame I'd deserve it.
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Soundtracks

Under My Umbrella
(uncredited)
Music by George W. Meyer and Pete Wendling
Played when Blondie first pays off Red and meets Danny
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Atypical Tough "Gal" Gangster Movie
12 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is a Pre-Code Gangster Movie with, wait for it, a Female Mob Boss. There is an Interracial Couple (Japanese/White), a Low-Cut Peek at Joan Blondell, and some Bullet Blood. That's about it for the Pre-Code Highlights although there is some Bedroom Banter that would Later become Taboo. A Friend asks "Blondie, why don't you give him a tumble?" for Example.

It's got typical Warner Bros. Snappy Patter and Chester Morris' forever present Dangling Cigarette is Stereotypically "charming". The Script Employs a Clever Con on a Jewelry Store, some Hard-Boiled Inner-Gang Violence and Always has Blondie with the Upper Hand.

Another Highlight in this Atypical Depression Era Movie is when Blondie gets Frisked by a Cop "Woman", She finds a small caliber pistol Tucked Away very close to a Forbidden Location, that even in a Pre-Coder is Rarely Referenced or given any Attention, and the Scene does not Shy away from the Search as the Dyke like Cop has Her Hands right where they don't Belong.

Worth a Watch for its Decisively Differentness and the Always Pleasing to the Eye Joan Blondell, where She, not Only Her Character, more than Holds Her Own with Her Tough Guy Companions.


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