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The Bamboo Blonde (1946)

Approved | | Musical, War, Romance | 15 July 1946 (USA)
A pilot of a B 29 meets Louise Anderson, a singer in a New York nightclub. He falls in love with her, but he had to leave next day for action in the Pacific. He lets paint her picture on ... See full summary »

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A pilot of a B 29 meets Louise Anderson, a singer in a New York nightclub. He falls in love with her, but he had to leave next day for action in the Pacific. He lets paint her picture on his bomber, the "Bamboo Blonde" and becomes a hero with his crew sinking a Japanese battleship and shooting down a Japanese fighter wing. Back in New York, he leaves his fiancée and engages him to Louise. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Garota do Barulho  »

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The $3.50 cover charge for the New Club 50 would equate to over $46 in 2016. See more »

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Early in the film, Patrick Ransom, Jr. introduces his parents to a member of his crew. He points to his father and says "this is my mother..." and then to his mother and says "...and dad." See more »

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Featured in Make Mine Laughs (1949) See more »

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I'm Good for Nothing but Love
Written by Mort Greene and Lew Pollack
Sung by Frances Langford
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Not a bad little B
5 July 2011 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Anthony Mann, of all people, shows a very capable hand with the musical form in this RKO B, a very-end-of-the-war mixture of patriotism, class consciousness, and utter nonsense. Among its virtues: Frances Langford, always likable and singing up a storm; Iris Adrian, Pauline Kael's favorite sarcastic sidekick of the '40s; Ralph Edwards, showing surprising pre-"This Is Your Life" comic deftness as a scheming agent; and Jane Greer, as Russell Wade's bitch-girlfriend, as stock-character a villainess as you'll ever see. The songs aren't much, but Frances does nicely by "Good for Nothing' But Love" (twice), and a South Sea Islands production number is hilariously, endearingly tacky, with chorus girls slinking about in godawful choreography. The story has loose ends that aren't tied neatly together, and it ends very abruptly, but it's an enjoyable low- budget programmer that fairly screams 1946.


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