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Kansas City Princess (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 13 October 1934 (USA)
Two wisecracking manicurists flee an irate gangster.

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Marie Callahan
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Dynamite 'Dynie' Carson
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Junior Ashcraft
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Marcel Duryea - French Private Eye
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Alderman James 'Jim' Cameron
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Alderman Sam Warren
Gordon Westcott ...
Jimmy the Dude aka Frankie Smith
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Quincy - Dynamite's Henchman
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Dr. Sascha Pilnakoff
Renee Whitney ...
Mrs. 'Lovums' Ashcraft
Arthur Hoyt ...
Mr. Greenway
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Storyline

Rosie and Marie are wisecracking Kansas City manicurists. Marie is an unabashed golddigger but Rosie would like to marry her gangster boyfriend Dynamite, who's given her an expensive ring. When she loses the ring, both friends have to flee Dynamite's wrath; their adventures include masquerading as girl scouts and taking an ocean voyage to Paris. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy | Romance

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13 October 1934 (USA)  »

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I vasilissa tou Kansas  »

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Trivia

Prior to release, the film was titled "Princess of Kansas City." See more »

Quotes

Dynamite 'Dynie' Carson: Hi ya, frozen puss!
Marie Callahan: I was all right, until you got here.
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Connections

Referenced in The FBI Story (1959) See more »

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The Girl at the Ironing Board
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
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Zany screwball comedy
11 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a screwball comedy with a plot that plays fast and loose with any semblance of credibility. It has Joan Blondell and Glenda Farrell, two manicurists, running away from Blondell's boyfriend (Robert Armstrong) because she was duped out of her engagement ring. It just happens to have been by one of his friends, and instead of explaining, the two masquerade as part of a girls club and hop on a train to New York, and then when still pursued, a boat to Paris. It's pretty zany, can you tell? Along the way, the amateur magicians they run into are fun to watch, but the millionaire played by Hugh Herbert is less so. It's not great but watchable, with some entertaining banter between Blondell, Farrell, and Armstrong.


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