Hold That Blonde
|Hold That Blonde|
|Directed by||George Marshall|
|November 23, 1945|
Hold That Blonde is a 1945 film directed by George Marshall. It stars Eddie Bracken and Veronica Lake. Bracken plays a kleptomaniac who unwittingly becomes involved with a gang of jewel thieves, including Lake, whom he promptly falls in love with, initially unaware of her true occupation.
Officially it is a remake of Paths to Paradise, a 1925 silent comedy starring Raymond Griffith, inasmuch as both are based on the same play, Heart of a Thief by Paul Armstrong. However, the storyline was almost entirely reworked to fit Bracken's nebbish persona, to the extent that the two films have almost nothing in common apart from a few sight gags and a party sequence in which a valuable necklace is the target of the thieves.
- Eddie Bracken as Ogden Spencer Trulow III
- Veronica Lake as Sally Martin
- Albert Dekker as Insp Callahan
- Frank Fenton as Mr. Phillips
- George Zucco as Dr. Paval Storasky
- Donald MacBride as Mr. Kratz
- Lewis Russell as Henry Carteret
- Norma Varden as Mrs. Carteret
- Willie Best as Willie
- Jack Norton as the drunk
- Change of Pace in Roles Beckons Veronica Lake: Star to Pause at Career's Crossroads Roles to Shift for Veronica Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 08 July 1945: C1.