Blonde Crazy Overview:

Blonde Crazy (1931) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Roy Del Ruth .


Cagney and Blondell make a charming pair of gifters. Bellhop Bert Harris has a little racketeering scheme in addition to his hotel duties. He uses the cash generated by this business venture to hop a ride to another town where he and his sweetheart and fellow con commit a few more scams. As they move farther west, they find it's their turn to be grifted when they meet Dapper Don Barker, a counterfeiter busy passing out bogus twenty-dollar bills.

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Blonde Crazy (1931) with Joan Blondell and James Cagney

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 18, 2022 From 4 Star Films

From the outset, Blonde Crazy promises to be a midwestern hotel chamber piece. It’s a story of the help: including opportunistic bellboys (James Cagney) and plucky chambermaids (Joan Blondell). He does her a service by nabbing her a job, and in such a world, he probably expects some recompense... Read full article

Classic Films in Focus: BLONDE CRAZY (1931)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 15, 2018 From Virtual Virago

Blonde Crazy (1931) is a Pre-Code cracker that really puts the slap in its slapstick, with Joan Blondell regularly smacking costar James Cagney as the pair make their way through a series of scams and double crosses. Cagney's conman deserves Blondell's tough love; his Bert is too smart for his own g... Read full article

Blonde Crazy (1931) (2)

By Angela on Nov 29, 2013 From Hollywood Revue

When Anne Roberts (Joan Blondell) tries to get a job as a hotel housekeeper, bellhop Bert Harris (James Cagney) takes one look at her and knows he wants her to work at the hotel.? The position has already been filled, but Bert fixes it so that Anne gets the job.? Even though Bert is a bellhop by day... Read full article

My James Cagney Blogathon Entry: "Blonde Crazy"

By David on Apr 11, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

Listen up, you mugs. There's a James Cagney blogathon going on, sponsored by The Movie Projector, see? And yours truly has a write-up for it about the 1931 Cagney movie "Blonde Crazy," get me? And to see all the blogathon entries, written by various and sundry movie bloggers, click here.... Read full article

Movie Scenes That Make Me Grin Like an Idiot: "Blonde Crazy"

By David on Aug 20, 2012 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

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Pawnbroker: [inspecting the stolen bracelet Bert has brought in] It's nice. Maybe it's too nice. What'll I do with it? That stuff is hard to sell.
Bert Harris: Who cares? Give to your wife for a Christmas present.
[grabbing the pawnbroker by the ear]
Bert Harris: Listen three-balls, I want five thousand dollars and I want it in a hurry. It's worth twenty thousand. And don't give me any backtalk.

Bert Harris: Mmm, that dirty, double-crossin' rat!

Bert Harris: If I had the wings of an angel honey, over these prison walls I would fly!

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