Hold That Blonde!

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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1945
  • Running time: 76 min
Hold That Blonde is a 1945 film directed by George Marshall. It stars Eddie Bracken and Veronica Lake. Bracken plays a kleptomaniac who unwittingly becomes involved with a gang of jewel thieves, including Lake, whom he promptly falls in love with,... read more

Hold That Blonde is a 1945 film directed by George Marshall. It stars Eddie Bracken and Veronica Lake. Bracken plays a kleptomaniac who unwittingly becomes involved with a gang of jewel thieves, including Lake, whom he promptly falls in love with, initially unaware of her true occupation. The part was a favorite of Lake's because it represented a change of pace for her ("it's a comedy, rather what Carole Lombard used to do") and she liked working with George Marshall. Officially it is a remake of Paths to Paradise, a 1925 silent comedy starring Raymond Griffith, inasmuch as both are based on the same play, Heart of a Thief by Paul Armstrong. However, the storyline was almost entirely reworked to fit Bracken's nebbish persona, to the extent that the two films have almost nothing in common apart from a few sight gags and a party sequence in which a valuable necklace is the target of the thieves.

Original Release

11/07/1945

US Release

11/07/1945

Cast

Eddie Bracken Ogden Spencer Trulow III
Veronica Lake Sally Martin
Albert Dekker Police Inspector Callahan
Frank Fenton Mr. Phillips
George Zucco Dr. Pavel Storasky
Donald MacBride Mr. Kratz
Lewis L. Russell Henry Carteret
Norma Varden Flora Carteret
Ralph Peters Mr. Reddy
Bobby Watson Edwards - the Butler / Edwards
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

George Marshall

Writers

Walter DeLeon, Earl Baldwin, Eddie Moran, Paul Armstrong

Cast

Eddie Bracken Ogden Spencer Trulow III
Veronica Lake Sally Martin
Albert Dekker Police Inspector Callahan
Frank Fenton Mr. Phillips
George Zucco Dr. Pavel Storasky
Donald MacBride Mr. Kratz
Lewis L. Russell Henry Carteret
Norma Varden Flora Carteret
Ralph Peters Mr. Reddy
Bobby Watson Edwards - the Butler / Edwards
Lyle Latell Tony
Edmund MacDonald Slasher
Willie Best Willie Shelley
Bess Flowers Dinner Guest
Norman Ainsley Meek Man
Jack Rube Clifford Cop
James Conaty Dinner Guest
Kernan Cripps Police Detective Murphy
Mary Currier Mrs. Van Gelder
Boyd Davis Henry Sedgemore

Producers

Paul Jones Producer

Editors

LeRoy Stone

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