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Kansas City Princess (1934)

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

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Glenda Farrell ...
Marie Callahan
Robert Armstrong ...
Dynamite 'Dynie' Carson
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Junior Ashcraft
Osgood Perkins ...
Marcel Duryea - French Private Eye
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Alderman James 'Jim' Cameron
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Alderman Sam Warren
Gordon Westcott ...
Jimmy the Dude aka Frankie Smith
Vince Barnett ...
Quincy - Dynamite's Henchman
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Dr. Sascha Pilnakoff
Renee Whitney ...
Mrs. 'Lovums' Ashcraft
Arthur Hoyt ...
Mr. Greenway
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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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What a riot when two man-handling manicurists from the Midwest start trimming mugs and polishing suckers at a convention! (original ad) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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13 October 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I vasilissa tou Kansas  »

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Quotes

Dynamite 'Dynie' Carson: You been sniffin' that nose candy again?
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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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Fine except that the film really has no plot...none.
5 September 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Kansas City Princess" is a film that sure looks as if the script was not even close to being finished when the movie was shot. So much of it seemed vague and incomplete that I just can't recommend it no matter how much I enjoyed the actors.

Joan Blondell and Glenda Farrell are two hucksters who manage to get themselves onto a cruise ship despite having no money. Through conniving and lying, they manage to ingratiate themselves to a dippy rich guy (Hugh Herbert). Additionally, Blondell's boyfriend (Robert Armstrong) also manages to get hired by this dippy rich guy. What happens next just seems random and silly...which it was.

I like Joan Blondell films. She played a great dame and Farrell was also quite good. The problem is that they had no script to work with and I kept waiting for the story to materialize...which it never did! Overall, enjoyable but severely lacking when it comes to story.


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