Blonde Inspiration

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Blonde Inspiration
Blonde Inspiration poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Busby Berkeley
Screenplay by Marion Parsonnet
Based onFour Cents a Word
1937 play
by John Cecil Holm
Produced byB.P. Fineman
Starring John Shelton
Virginia Grey
Albert Dekker
Charles Butterworth
Donald Meek
Cinematography Oliver T. Marsh
Sidney Wagner
Edited by Gene Ruggiero
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Distributed by Loew's Inc.
Release date
  • February 7, 1941 (1941-02-07)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States

Blonde Inspiration is a 1941 American comedy film directed by Busby Berkeley and written by Marion Parsonnet. The film stars John Shelton, Virginia Grey, Albert Dekker, Charles Butterworth, and Donald Meek. The film was released on February 7, 1941, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. [1] [2]



Aspiring western writer Jonathan moves to NY to try and sell his work. After numerous closed doors, he falls in with unscrupulous pulp magazine publisher Hendricks, who's deeply in debt and sees him as a source of free material, especially after regular writer Dusty refuses to work anymore without getting the money he's owed. Hendricks' secretary Margie feels bad for the deception but goes along with it to keep her own job. More catastrophes, both artistic and romantic, ensue before everything works out.


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  2. "Blonde Inspiration". TV Guide. Retrieved 28 November 2014.[ permanent dead link ]