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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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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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Musical | War | Romance

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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

Though Frances Langford appeared in numerous films this is the only one where she played the lead. See more »

Goofs

When Eileen breaks up Pat and Louise's first date after Pat returns from the war, Eileen calls Louise "Frances" (the name of the actress playing Louise) while saying goodbye to her. See more »

Quotes

Marsha: After all, Eileen, you didn't even see him off to the airport, and you haven't written to him. Why the sudden interest now?
Eileen Sawyer: How did I know he was gonna' be a hero? He never did anything like that before.
Marsha: You know, he *might* be serious about this blonde.
Eileen Sawyer: "Serious"? When I get through with him, he'll wish he'd never heard of a blonde - bamboo, bleached, or otherwise.
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Connections

References The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Good for Nothing but Love
Written by Mort Greene and Lew Pollack
Sung by Frances Langford
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Pleasant Little Snack
8 July 2011 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Hollywood was turning out these slightly built musicals by the score during the war. Though this one wasn't released until mid-'46, it has all the markings. Hotshot bomber pilot Pat (Wade) meets nightclub singer Louise (Langford) and, guess what, they fall in love. Trouble is he's already engaged to conniving, snooty Eileen (Greer) who won't let him go. So romantic complications ensue. In between these, Langford gets to warble a few tunes, while the fast- talking Edwards gets to act the bigshot promoter. Add the always wise-cracking Iris Adrian as somebody or other named Montana, and you've got an entertaining cast. Sure, it's all forgotten 10-minutes later, but in the meantime, the shenanigans go down like a pleasant little snack.


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