Biff Grimes is pugnacious but likable young man during the Gay 90's living with his ne'er-do-well father, noted for their scrappy personalities and quick tempers. Like every other young man in town, Biff has a crush on gorgeous and flirtatious 'strawberry blonde' Virginia Brush, who gets catcalls every time she walks past the all-male clientèle of the neighborhood barber shop. Biff is joined in his admiration by his friends, Nick Pappalis, an immigrant Greek barber, and Hugo Barnsfeld, an unscrupulously ambitious young man who doesn't let anything stand in the way of what he wants, including Virginia. Utilizing both fair means and foul Hugo sweeps Vrginia off her feet and frames Biff as the fall guy in a political graft schemee. However, every dog has his day, and eight years later Biff stands poised to take his revenge. Written by
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Even though it is for only a few seconds, we hear Rita Hayworth
sing with her own voice. This is believed to be the only time in a film when this happens. See more
When the two policemen arrive at Biff's (James Cagney) home to arrest him, Biff addresses the one to his right as Matt, however when he introduces him to wife Amy (Olivia de Havilland), Biff calls him Charlie Brown and states that the other policeman is Matt Hughes. See more
I don't want him to think I am staring at him. You look at him and tell me what you think of him.
Well, the only one I can see clearly from here is the horse,
and I'm disappointed in him.
The Red, White and Blue
aka "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean"
Written by David T. Shaw
Arranged by Thomas A. Beckett See more