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The Bamboo Blonde

1946 1h 8m Romance List
Reviews 40% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
A B-29 pilot (Russell Wade) meets a nightclub singer (Frances Langford), and his crew paints her picture on the nose of their plane. Read More Read Less
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Richard Brody New Yorker The director, Anthony Mann, keeps the tone light and sentimental but displays his sure sense of film noir in the depiction of relentless patriotic hype, casual wartime romance, and cynical strivers on the home front. Jan 25, 2023 Full Review Josephine O'Neill Daily Telegraph (Australia) Miss Langford, in spite of that blonde hair, and those cleavage gowns. Is oddly prim. Apr 4, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews This charmer of a WWII flyboy romantic/comedy doesn't quite fly. Rated: C+ Sep 24, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member year s/b 1946 not 2003 Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member The Bamboo Blonde is a delightful, slightly post WWII musical starring the legendary Frances Langford, the G.I. heart throb of WWII. It's a delightful story of not mistaken identity but unknown identity as a little innocent meeting escalates into a full blown incident with the Air Force brass getting involved. Frances Langford shows her brilliant comedic talent, no doubt those years with Bob Hope were very helpful, not to mention her gorgeous singing voice and impeccable technique in some very lovely original songs, no doubt written for her considerable talents. Russell Wade as the 'romantic flyboy' is perfectly cast. His handsome good looks and rather naive persona fits in beautifully with the glamorous Langford. Iris Adrian as Langford's friend, gives her usual great kooky performance, bolstering the film. Ralph Edwards as the night club owner, does a wonderful job of muddying the waters for Frances and Russell. Jane Greer makes a wonderful villain, trying her best to disgrace the Blonde. The rest of the cast do a wonderful job filling out the plot. Anthony Mann pulls all of this together into a nice tight ensemble like so many of the so called "B" films. Okay, it's not 'Gone With the Wind,' it wasn't meant to be. It was meant to be an hour and six minute piece of fun, which it is! Oh, and check out the ending...Priceless! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member really liked this post WWII rom-com about WW!! frnces vs jane and the claws r out & there will be blood! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A B-29 pilot (Russell Wade) meets a nightclub singer (Frances Langford), and his crew paints her picture on the nose of their plane.
Director
Anthony Mann
Producer
Herman Schlom
Screenwriter
Olive Cooper, Lawrence Kimble
Production Co
RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Genre
Romance
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 22, 2009
Runtime
1h 8m
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