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Blondie Johnson (1933)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 25 February 1933 (USA)
Story of a Depression-downtrodden waif who uses her brains instead of her body to rise from tyro con artist to crime boss.

Directors:

Ray Enright, Lucien Hubbard (uncredited)

Writers:

Earl Baldwin (story), Earl Baldwin (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Joan Blondell ... Blondie Johnson
Chester Morris ... Danny Jones
Allen Jenkins ... Louie
Earle Foxe ... Al Scannel
Claire Dodd ... Gladys LaMann
Mae Busch ... Mae
Joseph Cawthorn ... Jewelry Store Manager (as Joe Cawthorn)
Olin Howland ... Eddie
Sterling Holloway ... Red Charley
Toshia Mori ... Lulu
Arthur Vinton ... Max Wagner
Donald Kirke ... Joe
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Story of a Depression-downtrodden waif who uses her brains instead of her body to rise from tyro con artist to crime boss.

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Joan Blondell, glamorous star of a dozen great hits as the blonde flame who sets Hell's Kitchen on fire. (Newspaper ad cut). See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gynaika gangster See more »

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Budget:

$151,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Blondie Johnson: Can't you see? Can't you get it through your head that whenever a man falls there's always a dame at the bottom of it? Look at Joe with Lulu, Eddie with Mae. Both those guys would go far but they got a couple of dames slowin' 'em up.
Danny Jones: They may be goin' slower, but they're havin' a better time on the way. Oh, listen, kid, we're in the fast game, see. It don't last long. Can't we have a little fun before its all over?
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Soundtracks

I Wish I Had Wings
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Written by Harry M. Woods
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"Kiss me, ya lug."
12 April 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Joan Blondell plays a down-on-her-luck lady who turns to crime. Specifically being a con artist. She hooks up with gangster Chester Morris and before too long she's leading the gang herself. Joan's really the whole show here. She's a big-eyed curvy beauty but she's also smart and tough as nails. She's impossible to dislike and gives an effortless performance. It's a good role for the period, playing a woman who uses her brains instead of her body to get ahead. Chester Morris is good but his part here isn't exactly Boston Blackie. His chemistry with Joan is lacking, as well. Allen Jenkins is fun, which should come as no surprise. Arthur Vinton, who plays a big shot gangster here, sounds just like Ralph Bellamy. I thought maybe my eyes were playing tricks on me. It's a good little gangster picture. Fans of the terribly underrated Joan Blondell will like it a lot.


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