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Blood Money (1933)

Passed | | Drama, Film-Noir | 17 November 1933 (USA)
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Bill Bailey
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Ruby Darling
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Elaine Talbart
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Drury Darling
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Etienne Girardot ...
Bail Bond Clerk
George Regas ...
Charley
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HIS "IN" ALWAYS GOT THEM OUT! Only to get them in his merciless grasp! What price bail?

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$238,591 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Film debut of Judith Anderson. See more »

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My Melancholy Baby
(1911) (uncredited)
Music by Ernie Burnett
Lyrics by George A. Norton
Performed by Blossom Seeley
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Who says crime doesn't pay?
11 December 2006 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

One of the most interesting of the Fox pre-code talkies, for several reasons: 1) It has nice girl Frances Dee as a perverse and masochistic society miss, snarling and hip-shaking and shocking the elite. 2) It has Judith Anderson, in a swell backless evening gown, playing a moll, against-the-grain casting of the most inspired sort, even if the movie never explains her high-tone Brit accent vs. her brother's American Midwest elongated vowels. (She also played a gangster years later in "Lady Scarface," but it's a much less interesting film.) 3) You get to see Blossom Seeley, the great vaudevillian, sob a couple of torch songs, and she's the real thing. 4), and most fascinatingly: George Bancroft plays a no- better-than-he-should-be bail bondsman who works both sides of the street and is terribly corrupt, yet the movie likes him, we like him, and he doesn't have to repent for it. It's lively and violent and funny, and, unlike so many Fox early talkies, it has the fast pace of a good Paramount or Warners flick from the same period.


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