#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Biff Grimes is pugnacious but likable young man during the Gay 90’s living with his ne’er-do-well father, noted for their scrappy personalities and quick tempers. Like every other young man in town, Biff has a crush on gorgeous and flirtatious ‘strawberry blonde’ Virginia Brush, who gets catcalls every time she walks past the all-male clientele of the neighborhood barber shop. Biff is joined in his admiration by his friends, Nick Pappalis, an immigrant Greek barber, and Hugo Barnsfeld, an unscrupulously ambitious young man who doesn’t let anything stand in the way of what he wants, including Virginia. Utilizing both fair means and foul Hugo sweeps Virginia off her feet and frames Biff as the fall guy in a political graft scheme. However, every dog has his day, and, eight years later, Biff stands poised to take his revenge.
Plot: Biff Grimes is desperately in love with Virginia, but his best friend Hugo marries her and manipulates Biff into becoming involved in his somewhat nefarious businesses. Hugo appears to have stolen Biff’s dreams, and Biff has to deal with the realisation that having what he wants and wanting what another has can be very different things.
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Great Comedy triumph for Cagney & de Havilland
What an enjoyable movie with the three stars making it so! James Cagney as Biff Grimes, the local dentist, is a joy and shows how well suited he was to this type of serio-comedy, and what a pity he did not get the opportunity to play this type more in his early days at Warners. I think Olivia de Havilland is the real surprise as Biff’s wife and she also showed a wonderful gift for comedy mixed with minor drama – her very special “wink” added so much – she was just great! As the Strawberry Blonde, Rita Hayworth in one of her earliest roles was excellent, and was well supported by Jack Carson, while “Superman” George Reeves had a cameo role early & late in the movie. If you see this, make sure you watch the very end for the sing-a-long, it certainly leaves you with a very good feeling. Alan Hale as Biff’s father was a bit over the top, and his scenes dragged a little, but that is irrelevant in the total package.
Cagney and company surpass themselves
“The Strawberry Blonde” is another film that showed what kind of an actor James Cagney is when given a different film to make. The film is based upon a successful play and was remade several years later with Gary Cooper. This “Warner Bros” film has a period setting, it is based during the 1890s. The sets, the costumes, the lighting, they all contribute to a great film. There is a well balanced combination of humour and of drama. Raoul Walsh’s direction is very good as he was the right choice for this kind of film at “Warner Bros.” The director knew how to produce the right performances from the main cast and they are outstanding. Originally, Ann Sheridan was supposed to be cast as the blonde in question but she had been suspended by Jack Warner. “M.G.M” loaned Rita Hayworth for this film instead. The plot unfolds via a flashback. This is initiated when Cagney learns that his old nemesis – played by Jack Carson – is on his way to Cagney’s dental surgery with toothache. Then Cagney thinks back to all that has happened and the film begins properly. Olivia De Havilland plays Cagney’s wife and the latter character has to decide whether he married the right woman or not. Alan Hale has some great scenes with James Cagney as his father, including a rather touching final scene. Olivia De Havilland surpassed herself in this film and was a great leading lady for James Cagney. Her performance is amongst the best of her career. Jack Carson scores as the devious and thoroughly dishonest chiseler. Rita Hayworth is good but I haven’t seen any other of her films so I can’t honestly say how good a performer she is. This is a masterpiece of drama and light comedy.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min), 1 hr 40 min (100 min) (Argentina)
Genre Comedy, Romance
Director Raoul Walsh
Writer Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, James Hagan
Actors James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 1 nomination total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,671 m (11 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm