Blonde Crazy, June 13
Gena Rowlands is an actress in crisis in John Cassavetes's updated, improvisational take on the backstage drama, with Blondell as a bemused playwright.
Blondell plays delightfully drunken aunt to tormented Eleanor Parker in a precursor to The Three Faces of Eve.
This compelling noir tracks the rise and fall of carnival sleazeball Tyrone Power. “No self-respecting film buff can afford to miss it.”-Time Out N.Y.
Blondell as a self-made sleuth in “a zany, agreeable, and well-written comedy-satire of murder mysteries in the Thin Man mold.”-Matthew Kennedy
Blondell copes with drunken conventioneers and an unruly corpse in this charmingly eccentric comedy. “Altogether delightful.”-Matthew Kennedy
Elia Kazan's debut feature evokes youthful dreams and family hardships in 1910 Brooklyn. Blondell is “little short of wonderful.”-N.Y. Daily News
This swift, sordid melodrama features Blondell, Ann Dvorak, and Bette Davis as former classmates drawn into an underworld of drugs and crime.
“A monarch-in-exile falls for showgirl from Brooklyn Blondell when he ogles her in a cancan ensemble. It's understandable: she never looked better.”-Village Voice
Introduced by Matthew Kennedy. Blondell and Cagney in a Busby Berkeley backstage saga, “fast-paced, knowing, and arguably the best of the Warner Bros. Depression musicals.”-Matthew Kennedy
Introduced by Matthew Kennedy. Sparks fly between Blondell and James Cagney in a brisk, twisting comedy of cons.
Barbara Stanwyck and Blondell expose Hippocratic hypocrisy-and plenty of skin-in this medical melodrama, also featuring Clark Gable.