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Topper Returns (1941), starring Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis, Billie Burke, George Zucco, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson

Topper Returns

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Topper Returns (1941), starring Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis, Billie Burke, George Zucco, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson

Synopsis of Topper Returns

Topper Returns is possibly the best of the Topper trilogy. Thanks to the sassy presence of Joan Blondell. Hollywood’s favorite wisecracker who plays Gail Richards. She’s a woman accidentally murdered while staying at the home of her friend, Ann Carrington (Carole Landis). Enlisting the help of Cosmo Topper (Roland Young) Gail’s ghost sets out to find her killer.

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The Office Wife (1930) starring Dorothy Mackaill, Lewis Stone, Natalie Moorhead, Joan Blondell

The Office Wife [Lewis Stone]

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The Office Wife (1930) starring Dorothy Mackaill, Lewis Stone, Natalie Moorhead, Joan Blondell

The Office Wife is a drama about a married executive, who shortly after his marriage to a younger woman, hires a new secretary. The secretary is determined to be all business … But she unexpectedly falls in love with the older man anyway.

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The Cincinnati Kid, starring Paul Newman, Edward G. Robinson, Ann-Margaret, Karl Malden, Rip Torn, Joan Blondell - He'd take on anyone, at anything, anytime

The Cincinnati Kid

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The Cincinnati Kid, starring Paul Newman, Edward G. Robinson, Ann-Margret, Karl Malden, Rip Torn, Joan Blondell

Synopsis of The Cincinnati Kid

The Cincinnati Kid is to poker what The Hustler was to pool, a fascinating suspense study of masters at work. Steve McQueen brings his cool fire to the role of Cincinnati Kid, a small-timer eager to take his chance in high-stakes poker. He gets his chance. Regal, ruthless, Lancey Howard (Edward G. Robinson), the elite gambler called the Man, accepts the Kids’s challenge. Norman Jewison (In the Heat of the Night, Moonstruck) directs this taut exploration of back-room gaming, building suspense with each turn of a card. Ann-Margaret, Karl Malden, Rip Torn, Joan Blondell round out a stellar cast.

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Bullets or Ballots, starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Barton MacLane, Humphrey Bogart, Frank McHugh

Bullets or Ballots

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Bullets or Ballots, starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Barton MacLane, Humphrey Bogart, Frank McHugh

Synopsis of Bullets or Ballots

A tough New York cop goes undercover to crack an influential crime ring in this well-done gangster movie starring Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart.

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Nightmare Alley, starring Tyrone Power

Nightmare Alley

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Nightmare Alley (1947), starring Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray

Movie review of the classic film noir, Nightmare Alley, possibly Tyrone Power’s best role as a carny hustler who becomes a mentalist, then a spiritualist, then begins his downfall as guilt eats away at him

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