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Incendiary Blonde (1945)

Approved | | Biography, Musical, Romance | 31 August 1945 (USA)
The life of boisterous entertainer Texas Guinan is recalled from her poor childhood with a down-on-his-luck father to her reign as the Queen of the Night Clubs. Along the way, she also ... See full summary »

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Bill Romero Kilgannon (as Arturo de Cordova)
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Cherokee Jim
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Joe Cadden
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Michael 'Mike' Guinan
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Bessie Guinan
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Nick the Greek
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Maurice Rocco (waiter / pianist)
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The life of boisterous entertainer Texas Guinan is recalled from her poor childhood with a down-on-his-luck father to her reign as the Queen of the Night Clubs. Along the way, she also finds romance and heartbreak. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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She was the biggest sucker of them all!


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La blonde incendiaire  »

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Trivia

"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 24, 1950 with Betty Hutton reprising her film role. See more »

Goofs

When Mike Guinan is sitting on the bed in the bridal suite worrying about his potato crop, a shadow of the boom microphone moves on, then off the headboard. See more »

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Referenced in Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Gwine to Rune All Night
(1850) (uncredited)
aka "De Camptown Races"
Written by Stephen Foster (as Stephen Collins Foster)
Played to accompany a bucking bronco at the wild west show
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Incendiary Blonde-Betty Hutton Lights Up the Screen ****
23 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

Absolutely fabulous Betty Hutton vehicle where she portrays the life of Texas Guinan, rodeo queen, actress, Broadway starlet and nightclub entertainer, whose personal life was such a heartbreak. This is definitely one of Hutton's better films and finer performances. It was as if the part were written for her.

She had wonderful support from Arturo de Cordova, a business person falling in with gangsters and who had horrible tragedies with the loves of his life.

Barry Fitzgerald provides some comic relief as her spud investing father who found himself on Broadway instead.

The singing and dancing routines are marvelously staged, but it's Miss Hutton's vehicle all the way. What stamina and true grit she gave to the part.

The picture begins in an interesting way, not often tackled that way by Hollywood. Of course, it works its way back to depict her tragic, but exciting life.


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