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Two smart gals stuck in California scheme to win the title of MISS PACIFIC FLEET and its prize money which will finance their way back to New York.
This was the sort of ephemeral comic frippery which the studios produced almost effortlessly during the 1930's. Well made & highly enjoyable, Depression audiences couldn't seem to get enough of these popular, funny photo dramas.
Joan Blondell & Glenda Farrell are perfectly cast as the girls who will try almost anything to grab the needed greenbacks. Although Joan gets both top billing and the romantic scenes, both ladies are as talented & watchable as they are gorgeous.
Whimsical, wacky Hugh Herbert appears as an eccentric business promoter, constantly on the run from his shrew of a wife. Utterly hilarious, he adds greatly to the enjoyment of the film. Behind him comes a small parade of character performers - Allen Jenkins, Marie Wilson, Minna Gombell & Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams - adept at making viewers smile.
Handsome Warren Hull plays Blondell's Marine boyfriend. Movie mavens will recognize an uncredited Mabel Colcord as Jenkins' landlady.
While never stars of the first rank, Joan Blondell (1906-1979) & Glenda Farrell (1904-1971) enlivened scores of films at Warner Bros. throughout the 1930's, especially the eight in which they appeared together. Whether playing gold diggers or working girls, reporters or secretaries, these blonde & brassy ladies were very nearly always a match for whatever leading man was lucky enough to share equal billing alongside them. With a wisecrack or a knowing glance, their characters showed they were ready to take on the world - and any man in it. Never as wickedly brazen as Paramount's Mae West, you always had the feeling that, tough as they were, Blondell & Farrell used their toughness to defend vulnerable hearts ready to break over the right guy. While many performances from seven decades ago can look campy or contrived today, these two lovely ladies are still spirited & sassy.
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