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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
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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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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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She put her own man on the spot. (Newspaper ad cut). See more »

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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

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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Oh! You Beautiful Doll
(1911) (uncredited)
Music by Nat Ayer
Played during the opening credits
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1933 Depression movie
15 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Joan Blondell is poverty stricken, but determined to survive, in "Blondie Johnson," a 1933 Warner Brothers film also starring Chester Morris, Allen Jenkins, and Sterling Holloway.

Blondie (Blondell) and her sick mother are not considered hardship cases. They live in the back of a store, Blondie can't find a job, and her mother is in need of care. After being denied funds, she returns home to find that her mother has died in her absence. She decides she's waited long enough for something good to happen. She's going to make things happen, but she's going to use her brains, not her body, to do it The next time we see Blondie, she's all decked out after working in a dance hall. She takes a cab ride and she and the driver (Holloway) work a scam that nets them a tidy sum at the end of the night. Unfortunately one of the people they worked it on is Danny Jones (Morris), a racketeer, and he catches her in a Chinese restaurant, which is not exactly the hospital she claimed she was headed to for work. They team up, with Blondie having ambitions toward being a crime boss.

Good movie with the always delightful Blondell and likable Chester Morris. The end of the film is jarring; it's abrupt and different in tone from the rest of the movie. Still, it's a quick-paced, well acted film.


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