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Blonde Crazy (1931)

TV-G | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 14 November 1931 (USA)
The adventures of an egoistic con man and his glamorous accomplice.

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

Kubec Glasmon (story), John Bright (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Cagney ... Bert Harris
Joan Blondell ... Anne Roberts
Louis Calhern ... Dapper Dan Barker
Noel Francis ... Helen Wilson
Ray Milland ... Joe Reynolds
Guy Kibbee ... A. Rupert Johnson, Jr.
Polly Walters ... Peggy
William Burress William Burress ... Col. Bellock
Maude Eburne ... Mrs. Snyder
Nat Pendleton ... Hank - aka Pete
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Storyline

At a midwestern hotel, conniving bellhop Bert Harris has a finger in every pie. He promotes a job for glamorous Ann Roberts, but she does not immediately succumb to his charms. However, Bert soon enlists Ann as partner in his new profession of con man. Most of the victims they fleece are lawbreakers themselves. But Bert is tempted to try actual stealing, and Ann fears it will bring bad luck... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Jim's back!... with a brand new line!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Larceny Lane See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bert is reading a real copy of Sucess magazine. Founded in 1897 to promote the "New Thought" philosophy. The issue date at the top of the cover has been taped over or cut off. See more »

Goofs

The W/C (if indeed it is such) in the jewelers room had only a sink in it. Although it is not uncommon even today for hotel rooms to have only sinks in them with a communal W/C on the same floor, it does not make sense for there to be a separate room even partitioned off with a door if it only has a sink in it. See more »

Quotes

Helen Wilson: Will you stop worrying about Dan.
Bert Harris: But, Dan's a nice guy and I don't want to be making a chump out of him.
Helen Wilson: Oh, forget it. We have an understanding. He has his friends and - I have mine.
Bert Harris: How nice for you.
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Connections

Referenced in James Cagney: Top of the World (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Just a Fool in Love with You
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by George W. Meyer
Played when Dan and Anne discuss working together
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A must-see for Cagney fans
1 July 1999 | by BobW-7See all my reviews

This is the kind of film the Hays Office was established to prevent. Jimmy Cagney as a charming, likable con man. Adorable Joan Blondell in the bathtub. Glamourization of (still illegal) alcohol. Fraud, theft and assault all served up cool and bubbly as champagne. I loved it! If you ever wondered why Cagney became such a big star, just watch him in this early effort. He was truly one of the most magnetic personalities of early Hollywood. Turner Classic Movies print in pretty good shape, which can't be said of a lot of films of this vintage. Watch, enjoy!


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