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Blood Money (1933)

Bill Bailey is a Los Angeles bail bondsman who lives in a world of complete, casual corruption, where all he has to do is pick up the phone to get the charges against a client dismissed. He... See full summary »

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Rowland Brown

Writers:

Rowland Brown, Hal Long (continuity)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Bancroft ... Bill Bailey
Judith Anderson ... Ruby Darling
Frances Dee ... Elaine Talbart
Chick Chandler ... Drury Darling
Blossom Seeley ... Singer
Etienne Girardot ... Bail Bond Clerk
George Regas ... Charley
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Storyline

Bill Bailey is a Los Angeles bail bondsman who lives in a world of complete, casual corruption, where all he has to do is pick up the phone to get the charges against a client dismissed. He falls in love with slumming socialite who bluntly and startlingly declares her sexual preferences with this immortal line: "If I could find a man who would be my master and give me a good thrashing, I'd follow him around like a dog on a leash."

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Sweeping aside all previous conceptions of what the screen can do! (Print Ad-The Milwaukee Sentinel,((Milwaukee, Wisc.)) 6 December 1933) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La boule rouge See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$238,591 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

20th Century Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Judith Anderson. See more »

Quotes

Elaine Talbart: Well, tell me more of your experiences.
Bill Bailey: Since I met you, I'm a little bit ashamed of my experiences.
Elaine Talbart: Have you had a lot of women in your life?
Bill Bailey: I'd rather not talk about other women just now.
Elaine Talbart: I'd have liked you better if you'd said it was none of my business.
Bill Bailey: Oh, no you wouldn't.
Elaine Talbart: Oh, yes, I would. I want a man who's my master; who isn't afraid of anybody in the world; who'd shoot the first man that looked at me.
Bill Bailey: You'd have been crazy about Al Capone!
Elaine Talbart: You think you're kidding.
Bill Bailey: Elaine, you need a ...
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Featured in Complicated Women (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

My Melancholy Baby
(1911) (uncredited)
Music by Ernie Burnett
Lyrics by George A. Norton
Performed by Blossom Seeley
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Meh
13 November 2017 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

Plot. Bill Bailey is a Los Angeles bail bondsman who lives in a world of complete, casual corruption, where all he has to do is pick up the phone to get the charges against a client dismissed. He falls in love with slumming socialite who bluntly and startlingly declares her sexual preferences with this immortal line: "If I could find a man who would be my master and give me a good thrashing, I'd follow him around like a dog on a leash."

Bizzaro pre-code movie that rambles along with scene after scene and virtually no real cohesive plot. It's rather boring


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