Blondie of the Follies

Synopsis: Blondie, a New York tenement dweller, and Lurlene are best friends. When Lurlene makes the cast of a big Broadway show, she arranges for Blondie to join the cast as well. But the friendship goes awry when Lurlene's sweetheart, wealthy Larry Belmont, catches Blondie's act and falls for the fair-haired newcomer. Though she is attracted to Larry as well, Blondie spurns his attentions out of loyalty to her friend. But the attraction proves to be stronger than any of them could have imagined.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Edmund Goulding
Production: MGM
91 min

But I have that date.

I'm not going to let you go.

- Why not?

- They might be a couple of kidnappers.

They are not.

They're in the burlesque business.

We might get in the show.

- Us in a show? Don't be silly.

- Mind your own affairs.

- I'll see you sometime.

- How do you do, Mr. Kinskey.

- Why, hello. How are ya?

I want you to meet my friend, Blondie.

Blondie McClune.

She's the gal I was telling you about.

My best friend, you know.

- Where is she?

- Blondie, come here.

Hey, Blondie, come on, honey.

Meet Mr. Kinskey.

Hello, sweetheart - Come on, get in.

Say, how do we get in here?

- Don't do that.

- Blondie!

Say, what's going on?

That's a cute chicken, that.

Does she live here too?

Oh yes. We've been pals

since we were kids.

She's kind of scared though.

Some people are that way.

Scared? She gave me a sock in the snoot.

Mr. Kinskey, I'm going to talk to her

about that.

All right, honey, see you later.

Don't you stand me up now.

No, I won't. I promised you, didn't I?

I'll be down when I get my things.

All right, kid. Bye bye.

- Maybe you better wait over there for me

- Sure.

Don't be long.

- Bye. - Isn't she marvelous?

Say, I want to see you.

Oh yeah?

You little hick.

When I introduce you to a gentleman

of my acquaintance,

I'll ask you to try and

behave like a lady.

Tell me more, Lady Agatha.

Oh, you're common.

I may be common but I don't pick up

with that kind of trash.


Those two gentlemen are in a position

to open up the way for a career.

Something I've had in mind

for a long time.

You're funny when you're putting it on.

You mean you're going on the stage?

- I suppose that's funny.

- It's funny to me.

What are you going to do, sing?

That shows what you know.

You don't have to sing in burlesque.

Mr. Kinskey says

you just gotta be a looker.

And nobody can say I'm not that.

You're screwy and you don't know it.

Screwy? Listen here,

That's the last time you'll insult me.

Do you hear that?

You little trash.

- I'll kill you.

You cut it out.

Listen, you're getting too fresh.


Lay off my family.

Get your whole family.

Your whole dirty family.

What's all the row?

It's Lottie hitting it up again.

That sounded like a fight.

I'm going to hit that dame

a good one someday.

Who does she think she is,

strutting around?

And get that kid away from here.

Say, what's the matter?

You treat me like a dog.

I'm only your husband, that's all.

Say, Blondie, was that Lottie talking to

those two swell guys down there in that new car?

Shut up and mind your baby, will you?

I better not mind him because

he's liable to catch my cold.

I gave you my cold remember?

That's about the only thing

you ever did give her.

Was that Lottie talking

with those fellows?

I don't know. I mind my own business.

What are you doing? Mending your dress?

Yes. I guess it's too old to mend.

Why can't you be quiet all day

like your father?

Ma? Ma?

- What is it?

- I gotta buy a new dress.

- What for?

- To go to work in, what else for?

- Where's my money?

- Why, Blondie I...

What's the matter, Ma?

Did you spend it? All of it?

- What for?

- I can't tell you.

- Why can't you tell me?

- I promised not to.

- Who did you promise?

- I can't tell you.

Oh gee, what's the use?

That's the last time I'm going to leave

any of my money around here.

I'll put it in the bank.

Here hold it.

What are you blowing up about?

I saved up money to buy that dress.

Where do you all get off spending

my money that way?

Don't look at me. I didn't spend it.

Quit your crying in the stew, Ma.

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Frances Marion

Frances Marion (born Marion Benson Owens, November 18, 1888 – May 12, 1973) was an American journalist, author, film director and screenwriter often cited as the most renowned female screenwriter of the 20th century alongside June Mathis and Anita Loos. She was the first writer to win two Academy Awards. more…

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