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Hold That Blonde! (1945)

Passed | | Comedy | 23 November 1945 (USA)
A kleptomaniac falls in love with a woman who is member of a gang of jewel thieves, initially unaware of her true occupation.

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Sally Martin
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Ogden Spencer Trulow III is a wealthy kleptomaniac who turned to stealing when he was spurned by a girl. His psychoanalyst advises him to find another girl for a cure. He fastens his interest upon Sally Martin, who happens to be engaged upon helping some crooks steal a valuable necklace. Complications include two scantily attired individuals, one of them drunk, clinging to the cornice of a skyscraper and a large band of crooks in quest of the precious jewels. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THEY'VE ANTS IN THEIR TRANCE! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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23 November 1945 (USA)  »

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Agarre Essa Loura  »

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Just don't expect Preston Sturges
26 April 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

A strained screwball comedy starring Eddie Bracken as a kleptomaniac who becomes involved with a gang of jewel thieves and falls for pretty Veronica Lake. It's a showcase for Bracken, who plays his nervous routine to the hilt. But the script is bland and none of the gags are particularly funny. The most memorable bit is one involving a flagpole and even that feels like something I've seen before. There's also very little chemistry between Bracken and Lake. The pair reportedly didn't get along off screen and it really shows. For her part, Lake gets little to no funny moments of her own. She mostly plays it straight, which is disappointing as she proved in films like Sullivan's Travels she could do comedy quite well. The supporting cast is the movie's saving grace, with Willie Best and Donald MacBride as two of the standouts. It's really not a great movie and certainly not a contender with the best screwball comedies from the period. It's watchable but a bit of a chore to sit through at times. If you're a big fan of Bracken, you'll probably like it more than I did.


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