VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

STRAWBERRY BLONDE

V' 06

THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE

Raoul Walsh
USA, 1941
Fiction, 97min, OF

THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE

Raoul Walsh
USA, 1941
Fiction, 97min, OF

Actors: 
James Cagney
Olivia de Havilland
Rita Hayworth
Jack Carso
Screenplay: 
Julius J. Epstein
Philip G. Epstein nach dem Bühnenstück «One Sunday Afternoon» von James Hogan
Sound: 
Robert B. Lee
Camera: 
James Wong Howe
Editor: 
William Holmes
Composer: 
Heinz Roemheld
Decoration: 
Robert M. Haas
Costume: 
Orry-Kelly

Production: 
Warner Bros.
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

The film centers on Biff Grimes, a down on his luck dentist who believes his life would be better if it weren't for the backstabbing ways of an old friend, Hugo Barnstead. Not only did Hugo steal Virginia, the girl he loved, but eventually lands Biff in jail for a crime he didn't commit. During all these troubles, Biff finds comfort in the arms of Amy, Virginia's best friend. However, as happy as he's been with Amy and appreciative of the way she stuck by him, he can't help but wonder what his life would have been like if he'd married Virginia, the strawberry blonde of his dreams.