Hold That Blonde

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Hold That Blonde
Directed by George Marshall
Starring Eddie Bracken
Release dates
November 23, 1945
Running time
76 mins.
Country United States
Language English

Hold That Blonde is a 1945 film directed by George Marshall. It stars Eddie Bracken and Veronica Lake.[1] 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.

The part was a favorite of Lake's because it represented a change of pace for her ("it's a comedy, rather what Carole Lombard used to do") and she liked working with George Marshall.[2]

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.



  1. ^ http://www.allmovie.com/work/hold-that-blonde-95405
  2. ^ 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.

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