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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

Brian Donlevy turned down the Arturo de Cordova role as "too shallowly glamorous." See more »

Goofs

When the film begins, the time is 1909, and Guinan, not yet 20 years old, is still living with her family; actually, by that time, the 25 year old Guinan had already been married and divorced once, the first of three marriages. In the film, sometime in the mid-1920's, a doctor diagnoses Guinan as having a heart condition, and gives her, at most, two years to live. In real life, she died of amoebic dysentery in 1933, age 49. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Oh! You Beautiful Doll
(1911)
Music by Nat Ayer
Lyrics by A. Seymour Brown
Played in a show where Texas Guinan was a chorus girl
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Hutton 101 is Texas Guinan, an Incendiary Blonde!
23 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

Betty Hutton is Texas Guinan in this Hollywood bio-pic that is vastly superior to others of its kind due to, number one, Betty Hutton, who always gave her all in everything she did, and number two, its almost reverential treatment and regard to its subject matter, with a very fulfilling ending that leaves the viewer wanting more and letting our imagination reflect on what is ahead for Texas Guinan. If you've never heard of Texas Guinan, then you need to catch this to see for yourself Betty Hutton at her best. She gives this movie the zest and heart that many other bio-pics lack and she is given the role of a lifetime as she lives and loves for one man. This is required Betty Hutton viewing!


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