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The Bamboo Blonde (1946)

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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Anthony Mann
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frances Langford ... Louise Anderson
Ralph Edwards ... Eddie Clark
Russell Wade ... Patrick Ransom, Jr.
Iris Adrian ... Montana Jones
Richard Martin ... Jim Wilson
Jane Greer ... Eileen Sawyer
Glen Vernon Glen Vernon ... Shorty Parker (as Glenn Vernon)
Paul Harvey ... Patrick Ransom, Sr.
Regina Wallace Regina Wallace ... Mrs. Ransom
Jean Brooks ... Marsha
Tommy Noonan ... Art Department (as Tom Noonan)
Dorothy Vaughan ... 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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Musical | War | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chicago Lulu See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)| Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Connections

References The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Dreaming out Loud
Written by Mort Greene and Lew Pollack
Sung by Frances Langford
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Gotta Love that Frances Langford!
16 June 2006 | by chank46See all my reviews

I would listen to Frances Langford sing the Albanian phone book. Here we have Frances set in a movie that is perfect for her. Looking absolutely beautiful, appealing, sounding like the Golden voiced song bird that she is. Her voice is almost too beautiful, her delicate phrasing along with her melting pianissimo's makes the heart flutter. Of all the great female singers of the 30's and 40's Frances, all five feet of her, stands head and shoulders above the rest. Frances isn't just a 'pleasant little snack,' she's a full course meal. You keep rooting for her and the flier to get together. There is just enough mischief to keep you guessing. The movie is what it is, an entertaining, morale boosting romp, where all ends well. See this movie, by all means, and be transported into a different time and place


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