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Blonde from Brooklyn (1945) Del Lord, Bob Haymes, Lynn Merrick, Thurston Hall, Comedy, Musical

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In Blonde from Brooklyn, Bob Haymes (credited as Robert Stanton) plays ex-G.I. Dixon Harper, an aspiring crooner looking for a gig singing on the radio for a sponsor named “Plantation Coffee.” Considering the name of the company, he figures playing a “southerner” will get him the job, and he ropes pretty blonde singer Susan Parker (Lynn Merrick) into the idea with him (since earlier he’d accidentally helped her lose her job as a jukebox girl). But they find they need a coach and that’s where Thurston Hall comes in as “The Colonel”. The Colonel’s a hustler himself and is willing to coach them in Southern ways in exchange for a “stipend”. It looks like the kids get the gig, but complications arise when the phony Southern-style name that the Colonel has given Susan, “Bellwithers”, turns out to be attached to an $800,000 inheritance. Susan can’t live with the fraud, leading to a series of zany consequences as she and the Colonel and Dixon attempt to find a way out.

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