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Blondie Johnson (1933)

TV-G  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  25 February 1933 (USA)
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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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Blondie Johnson
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Danny Jones
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Louie
Earle Foxe ...
Al Scannel
Claire Dodd ...
Gladys LaMann
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Mae
Joseph Cawthorn ...
Jewelry Store Manager
Olin Howland ...
Eddie
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Red Charley
Toshia Mori ...
Lulu
Arthur Vinton ...
Max Wagner
Donald Kirke ...
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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Again, First National snaps the world to attention with a story that no one else dared tell! (Newspaper ad cut). 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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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

Red: I can see the hand-writin' on the ceiling.
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Under My Umbrella
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Music by George W. Meyer and Pete Wendling
Played when Blondie first pays off Red and meets Danny
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"Kiss me, ya lug."
12 April 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Joan Blondell plays a down-on-her-luck lady who turns to crime. Specifically being a con artist. She hooks up with gangster Chester Morris and before too long she's leading the gang herself. Joan's really the whole show here. She's a big-eyed curvy beauty but she's also smart and tough as nails. She's impossible to dislike and gives an effortless performance. It's a good role for the period, playing a woman who uses her brains instead of her body to get ahead. Chester Morris is good but his part here isn't exactly Boston Blackie. His chemistry with Joan is lacking, as well. Allen Jenkins is fun, which should come as no surprise. Arthur Vinton, who plays a big shot gangster here, sounds just like Ralph Bellamy. I thought maybe my eyes were playing tricks on me. It's a good little gangster picture. Fans of the terribly underrated Joan Blondell will like it a lot.


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