Turner Classic Movies Summer Under the Stars: Joan Blondell

Joan Blondell Summer Under the Stars TCM
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Summer Under the Stars (SUTS), Turner Classic Movies’ annual August programming favorite, returns August 8 celebrating Joan Blondell.

Daughter of vaudeville actors Joan Blondell was often cast in roles as witty sidekicks and love interests, and they are the focus of today’s lineup, including Blondie Johnson (1933), featuring a wise-cracking female con artist who becomes a crime boss; Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), a musical comedy about a wealthy composer who rescues some unemployed Broadway performers with a new play; Blonde Crazy (1931), a crime drama costarring James Cagney about the adventures of an egotistical con man and his glamorous accomplice; Footlight Parade (1933), a musical comedy also costarring James Cagney; and Make Me a Star (1932), a romantic comedy about an aspiring actor who can’t act.

WE'RE IN THE MONEY, from left, Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell, 1935

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Schedule for August 8, 2023:

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