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The Strawberry Blonde (1941) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Raoul Walsh and produced by Hal B. Wallis and William Cagney.

Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Music - ScoringHeinz RoemheldNominated
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The Strawberry Blonde (1941)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 24, 2018 From 4 Star Films

The opening shots of The Strawberry Blonde are not unlike Easter gatherings at my family’s house. Croquet in the backyard…well, that’s about it. But that’s precisely the distinction that’s being made as Raoul Walsh develops a dichotomy between two societies on either si... Read full article


Uma Loira com A??car / The Strawberry Blonde (1941)

By L? on Jul 2, 2016 From Critica Retro

Uma Loira com A??car / The Strawberry Blonde (1941) Hoje todos os olhares e homenagens est?o voltados para ela. N?o s?o todas as talentosas lendas de Hollywood que chegam aos 100 anos, mas Olivia de Havilland conseguiu, e no meio do caminho ainda ganhou dois Oscars e lutou pelos direitos do... Read full article


Rita Hayworth getTV Blogathon: The Strawberry Blonde

By Annmarie Gatti on Nov 2, 2014 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

And my getTV Rita Hayworth Blogathon Pick is… The Strawberry Blonde… “The Jolliest Show this Side of the Naughty Nineties” The Strawberry Blonde is one of ‘those’ movies that I remember so fondly from my childhood. I even remember twirling around my living room si... Read full article


The Strawberry Blonde (1941)

By Beatrice on Jun 9, 2014 From Flickers in Time

The Strawberry Blonde? Directed by Raoul Walsh Written by Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein from a play by James Hagan 1941/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Amazon Instant Video This light romantic tale is a nostalgic look back at the Gay Nineties and its music. As the story begins, Biff Grimes ... Read full article


Warner Archives’, The Strawberry Blonde

By Aurora on Jul 5, 2013 From Once Upon a Screen

Thanks to Warner Archive I came across one of the most charming movies I’ve seen in a long time, Raoul Walsh‘, The Strawberry Blonde (1941). Dentist, Biff Grimes is getting ready to go for a Sunday afternoon walk with his wife when he receives a call from the president of a bank in town ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Amy Lind: Oh for goodness sake, Virginia, cut out the nonsense. This is a pre-arranged date and we all know it. I've got to get back on duty by 11, so come on, let's shake our tootsies.
Virginia Brush: Amy!
Amy Lind: Oh 'Amy!' my Grandmother's hot water bottle!
Biff Grimes: [muttering to Hugo] She's fast.
Hugo F. Barnstead: [under breath] Yeah.


Biff Grimes: I uh, I guess a little kiss is harmless if it's all in fun.
Amy Lind: Even if it isn't in fun.
Biff Grimes: You mean - -?
Amy Lind: Exactly.
Biff Grimes: Well, wouldn't you like a nice, young man to marry you someday?
Amy Lind: No, not particularly.
Biff Grimes: So you don't believe in the institution of marriage!
Amy Lind: An outmoded, silly convention started by the cavemen and encouraged by the florists and jewelers. After all, what's marriage?
Biff Grimes: Wouldn't you like to have a home and kids?
Amy Lind: Certainly I would, but that doesn't mean you have to go through all the...
Biff Grimes: You mean - -?
Amy Lind: Exactly.
[she winks]


Amy Lind: You're not a very easy person to get to know, Mr. Grimes.
Biff Grimes: Well, that's the kind of a hairpin I am.


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In March 1941, Warner Brothers was distributing this film on a double bill with another comedy, Honeymoon for Three starring Ann Sheridan and George Brent.
Ann Sheridan was originally cast as Virginia Brush but became involved in an acrimonious salary dispute with Warner Brothers. The studio borrowed Rita Hayworth from Columbia, whose career was foundering with clinkers like Blondie on a Budget, and "The Strawberry Blonde" became a big boost to her career. Jack L. Warner liked her work so much that he immediately used her again in another romantic comedy, Affectionately Yours.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onMarch 23, 1942 with Rita Hayworth reprising her film role.
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