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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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Cast

Cast overview:
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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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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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1.37 : 1
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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

Red: I can see the hand-writin' on the ceiling.
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Connections

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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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Forgotten but worthwhile Warner's drama
18 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This almost forgotten film -- I can't find it listed in any of the half dozen standard film encyclopedias I have -- is a very good example of the Warner's pre-code social drama, with Joan Blondell in one of her best roles as a poor girl in the Depression who swears she'll do anything necessary to get the only thing in life that matters: dough. With that setting, you can pretty much predict the plot, but the film's attractions don't depend on suspense. See it instead for Blondell's classic portrayal as a wisecracking dame, for the interesting supporting roles by Sterling Holloway and other character actors whom you've seen in a million other old movies, and for the luscious 1930s Art Deco sets and wardrobes.


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