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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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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 ... 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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Musical | War | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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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

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 »

Goofs

Shorty says he'd like to nominate the Bamboo Blonde B-29 for the DFC (Distinguished Flying Cross) with ten "four leaf clusters". He should have said "oak leaf clusters" - each signifying a subsequent award of the same medal. See more »

Quotes

Patrick Ransom, Jr.: Montana, where's Louise? What's keeping her?
Montana Jones: Sorry, Pat, I'm not supposed to tell ya'.
Patrick Ransom, Jr.: What are you talking about? What's up?
Montana Jones: She said she'd break my neck if I told you she was going to the airport! So I guess I better not tell ya', huh?
Patrick Ransom, Jr.: No, you better not. Thanks, Montana!
[kisses her]
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Connections

Featured in Make Mine Laughs (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Right Along about Evening
Written by Mort Greene and Lew Pollack
Sung by Frances Langford
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A Charming Surprise From the Great Noir Director Anthony Mann
8 December 2004 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

I am a great fan of Anthony Mann because of his brilliant and inventive, sometimes scary noirs. I knew he'd directed other types of movies but this is the first (other than his later Westerns and 1950s stuff) I've seen.

This is a very appealing romantic comedy. Frances Langford was no great actress but she had a pretty mezzo. She is a little like Doris Day, it seems, and a little like the great Anita Ellis.

Russell Wade: Why didn't this guy have a major career? He is very good here, as he is in "The Ghost Ship." And I almost didn't recognize Jane Greer as his bitchy society-girl fiancée! She is (as always, except in a 1950s comedy whose name blessedly escapes me) wonderful. She seemed best in noirs, as bad girls with no conscience. Here she is a rich girl with no conscience.

This has the same structure as classic noirs. It is told in flashback. I found the movie appealing from start to finish.


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