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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)

AwardRecipientResult
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: [Amy accuses her of asking Hugo out without being properly introduced]
Virginia Brush: Why I never did any such thing! I simply happened to mention that I was in habit of taking walks in the park with my girlfriend. And besides in moral I didn't wink.
Amy Lind: Don't be a hypocrite, Virginia. Spiritually, you winked.


Virginia Brush: [they are at the Statue of Liberty and they watch a woman slap a man for trying to kiss her]
Virginia Brush: And she was right too.
Biff Grimes: Well, if a man can't get liberties here, where can he?


Virginia Brush: [Biff and Hugo arrive in the park]
Virginia Brush: Now listen. We won't say a word to them. Just let them pass. Of course if they say something, we'll say something.
Amy Lind: And if they don't say anything, we won't say anything.
Virginia Brush: No. Just drop your eyes.
Amy Lind: Drop my eyes?
Virginia Brush: Yes. That'll show them we're good girls and they can't trifle with us.
Amy Lind: Well, for goodness sakes, what did we come here for if not to be trifled with.


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Even though it is for only a few seconds, we hear Rita Hayworth sing with her own voice. This is believed to be the only time in a film when this happens.
Previously filmed at One Sunday Afternoon with Gary Cooper and Fay Wray. Later filmed again as One Sunday Afternoon with Dennis Morgan, Janis Paige and Don DeFore.
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.
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