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Kansas City Princess (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 13 October 1934 (USA)
Two wisecracking manicurists flee an irate gangster.

Director:

William Keighley

Writers:

Sy Bartlett (story), Sy Bartlett (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Blondell ... Rosie Sturges
Glenda Farrell ... Marie Callahan
Robert Armstrong ... Dynamite 'Dynie' Carson
Hugh Herbert ... Junior Ashcraft
Osgood Perkins ... Marcel Duryea - French Private Eye
T. Roy Barnes ... Alderman James 'Jim' Cameron
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Alderman Sam Warren
Gordon Westcott ... Jimmy the Dude aka Frankie Smith
Vince Barnett ... Quincy - Dynamite's Henchman
Ivan Lebedeff ... Dr. Sascha Pilnakoff
Renee Whitney ... Mrs. 'Lovums' Ashcraft
Arthur Hoyt ... Mr. Greenway
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Storyline

Rosie and Marie are wisecracking Kansas City manicurists. Marie is an unabashed golddigger but Rosie would like to marry her gangster boyfriend Dynamite, who's given her an expensive ring. When she loses the ring, both friends have to flee Dynamite's wrath; their adventures include masquerading as girl scouts and taking an ocean voyage to Paris. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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What a riot when two man-handling manicurists from the Midwest start trimming mugs and polishing suckers at a convention! (original ad) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Princess of Kansas City See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Second of five films pairing Joan Blondell and Glenda Farrell as a comedy team released by Warner Bros. from 1933 to 1935. The other four being Havana Widows (1933), Traveling Saleslady (1935), We're in the Money (1935), and Miss Pacific Fleet (1935). See more »

Quotes

Marie Callahan: It does your heart good to know that your work's appreciated...
Mr. Greenway: Professional pride, eh?
Marie Callahan: Sure. You know, most of the apes come in here, get the idea that we girls are out just for the dough, oh, I mean tips.
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Connections

Referenced in The FBI Story (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Untitled Original
(uncredited)
Music by Leo F. Forbstein
Played at the beginning and at the end
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Zany screwball comedy
11 March 2017 | by gbill-74877See all my reviews

This is a screwball comedy with a plot that plays fast and loose with any semblance of credibility. It has Joan Blondell and Glenda Farrell, two manicurists, running away from Blondell's boyfriend (Robert Armstrong) because she was duped out of her engagement ring. It just happens to have been by one of his friends, and instead of explaining, the two masquerade as part of a girls club and hop on a train to New York, and then when still pursued, a boat to Paris. It's pretty zany, can you tell? Along the way, the amateur magicians they run into are fun to watch, but the millionaire played by Hugh Herbert is less so. It's not great but watchable, with some entertaining banter between Blondell, Farrell, and Armstrong.


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