Blonde Crazy (1931)

Larceny Lane
Feature Film | Crime Comedy | USA | English | 1h19m
Dir: Roy Del Ruth | Scr: Kubec Glasmon & John Bright | Ph: Sid Hickox | Ed: Ralph Dawson | AD: Esdras Hartley | Cast: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Louis Calhern, Noel Francis, Ray Milland, Guy Kibbee, Polly Walters, William Burress, Maude Eburne, Nat Pendleton

A cocksure bellboy-cum-aspiring grifter takes on as a partner a pretty blonde chambermaid, and the two set off across the country in search of easy marks, but romance and rival confidence tricksters scupper their progress, in this shabbily entertaining crime comedy. Charming performances, sizzling dialogue, and some generally fun plotting just about make up for the oft rather clumsy direction and editing.