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Blonde Inspiration (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 February 1941 (USA)
Unknown writer Jonathan Briggs is tricked into buying in to a struggling western magazine only to find that all Is not as it appears. In the meantime, he falls for the publisher's assistant and complications arise.

Director:

Busby Berkeley

Writers:

Marion Parsonnet (screenplay), John Cecil Holm (based on a play by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Shelton ... Jonathan Briggs
Virginia Grey ... Margie Blake
Albert Dekker ... Phil Hendricks
Charles Butterworth ... 'Bittsy' Conway
Donald Meek ... 'Dusty' King
Reginald Owen ... Reginald
Alma Kruger ... Victoria
Rita Quigley ... Regina
Marion Martin ... Wanda
George Lessey ... C. V. Hutchins
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Storyline

Unknown writer Jonathan Briggs is tricked into buying in to a struggling western magazine only to find that all Is not as it appears. In the meantime, he falls for the publisher's assistant and complications arise.

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When a Fellow Needs a Girl!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Loura Inspiração See more »

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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although the screen credits a play by John Cecil Holm as the basis for the screenplay, no record of any production of the play has been found. See more »

Quotes

Regina Mason: Father, why don't you stand up for yourself; are you a man or a mouse?
Reginald Mason: I must be a man; your mother is afraid of mice.
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Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(1886) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Effie I. Canning
Sung a cappella by Donald Meek
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It moves right along!
13 November 2013 | by djpass-970-978643See all my reviews

This little comedy reminded me a bit of 1975's "Hearts of the West." It's the story of an aspiring--but not very good--writer who finds his niche in the world of pre-war pulp magazines. This is a decidedly B movie. There are only a few sets and a few speaking parts. Albert Dekker and Charles Butterworth are suitably sleazy as the magazine publishers. In the background is Marion Martin as Butterworth's girlfriend "Baby." She sits in the background, dozes, and pops her eyes. You know that eventually she's going to speak, and finally she does. It's worth 72 minutes for anyone interested in old movies and the shoestring publishing businesses of the past.


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