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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. His crew paints her picture on ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Louise Anderson
... Eddie Clark
... Patrick Ransom, Jr.
... Montana Jones
... Jim Wilson
... Eileen Sawyer
Glen Vernon ... Shorty Parker (as Glenn Vernon)
... Patrick Ransom, Sr.
Regina Wallace ... Mrs. Ransom
... Marsha
... Art Department (as Tom Noonan)
... Mom
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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. His crew paints her picture on his bomber, the "Bamboo Blonde" and he becomes a hero. His crew sinks a Japanese battleship and shoots down a Japanese fighter wing. A War Bond tour finds the Pilot and his crew back in New York. Where the is trouble between the Bamboo Blone and his Fiancée. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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15 July 1946 (USA)  »

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Chicago Lulu  »

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Based on the short story "Chicago Lulu" (also this film's working title) by Wayne Whittaker in the Saturday Evening Post, April 15, 1944 edition. See more »

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When Eileen breaks up Pat and Louise's first date after Pat returns from the war, Eileen calls Louise "Frances" (the name of the actress playing Louise) while saying goodbye to her. 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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Pleasant Little Snack
8 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

Hollywood was turning out these slightly built musicals by the score during the war. Though this one wasn't released until mid-'46, it has all the markings. Hotshot bomber pilot Pat (Wade) meets nightclub singer Louise (Langford) and, guess what, they fall in love. Trouble is he's already engaged to conniving, snooty Eileen (Greer) who won't let him go. So romantic complications ensue. In between these, Langford gets to warble a few tunes, while the fast- talking Edwards gets to act the bigshot promoter. Add the always wise-cracking Iris Adrian as somebody or other named Montana, and you've got an entertaining cast. Sure, it's all forgotten 10-minutes later, but in the meantime, the shenanigans go down like a pleasant little snack.


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