Blondie Johnson (1933) 1933 NR CC

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Story of a Depression-downtrodden waif who uses her brains instead of her body to rise from tyro con artist to crime boss.

Starring:
Joan Blondell, Chester Morris
Runtime:
1 hour 8 minutes

Blondie Johnson (1933)

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Genres Drama
Director Ray Enright, Lucien Hubbard
Starring Joan Blondell, Chester Morris
Supporting actors Allen Jenkins, Earle Foxe, Claire Dodd, Mae Busch, Joseph Cawthorn, Olin Howland, Sterling Holloway, Toshia Mori, Arthur Vinton, Donald Kirke, Maurice Black, Naomi Childers, Charles Dow Clark, Helena Phillips Evans, Sam Godfrey, Betty Jane Graham, Ben Hall, John Ince
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By a movie fan on January 22, 2011
Format: DVD
There were a number of short, well-made studio films from the early 30s that were based on con games. In a way, they were almost public service announcements to warn people about various hustles. Two of the best are Blonde Crazy (1931) and Blondie Johnson (1933), both starring Joan Blondell, who was a jewel at playing disreputable women you would love to date. Blond Crazy has a wonderful sequence in which James Cagney has to raise 10 grand (during the depression) and it takes him about an hour (5 minutes of screen time) to pull off the con. Blondie Johnson, much like Barbara Stanwyck's character in Babyface, starts low in life and profits from increasingly sordid activities. The acting and directing in all these films are very good, and the movies very fast paced. Babyface really needs to be seen in the uncensored version in one of the Forbidden Hollywood collections. I was hoping the Blondell films would get the same treatment but, so far, they have been allowed to languish, although good prints show on TCM.
The faux-DVD shown here is apparently another of Warner's DVD-R productions, no better than you can record yourself off standard def TV (NOT equal to DVD quality). I suppose that if you're willing to pay over $20 for something you can have for free, you get what you deserve. Blondie would approve.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jon Corelis on January 30, 2014
Format: DVD
This almost forgotten film -- I can't find it listed in any of the half dozen standard film encyclopedias I have -- is a very good example of the Warner's pre-code social drama, with Joan Blondell in one of her best roles as a poor girl in the Depression who swears she'll do anything necessary to get the only thing in life that matters: dough. With that setting, you can pretty much predict the plot, but the film's attractions don't depend on suspense. See it instead for Blondell's classic portrayal as a wisecracking dame, for the interesting supporting roles by Sterling Holloway and other character actors whom you've seen in a million other old movies, and for the luscious 1930s Art Deco sets and wardrobes. The Warner's DVD quality is just adequate; I would have added a star for a properly remastered DVD from a pristine print.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ellen of Studio City, CA on August 25, 2014
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GREAT film for all Joan Blondell fans - she's a real pistol in this one - in every scene! WAY ahead of its time.......a female thief you have to love!
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By Dana Eipper on December 21, 2014
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I love Blondell. Love the movie. I am a big fan of pre-code movies and have a collection of some of the best on cd. I watch them a lot and have a DVR collection of some I don't own when they come on TCM. Joan has a line in this movie that even shocked me. A word I have never heard in other pre-code movies. Besides that in is a good role for Blondell and she does a terrific job with this character.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bugszy on June 5, 2014
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I like the 30s detective/mystery movies. They are fun and have a little suspense. I enjoy Joan Blondell and Chester Morris.
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