Kansas City Princess (1934)

64 or 69 mins | Comedy | 13 October 1934

Director:

William Keighley

Cinematographer:

George Barnes

Editor:

William Clemens

Production Designer:

John Hughes

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Productions Corp.
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HISTORY

Prior to release, the film was entitled Princess of Kansas City . According to DV , the film was completed three months before its release, but the studio decided to delay release until after the birth of Joan Blondell's child so that she would not be off the screen for too long a ... More Less

Prior to release, the film was entitled Princess of Kansas City . According to DV , the film was completed three months before its release, but the studio decided to delay release until after the birth of Joan Blondell's child so that she would not be off the screen for too long a period. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
6 Aug 34
p. 3.
Daily Variety
28 Sep 34
p. 6.
Film Daily
3 Nov 34
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
9 May 34
p. 6.
Motion Picture Daily
7 Aug 34
p. 4.
Motion Picture Herald
18 Aug 34
p. 38.
New York Times
5 Nov 34
p. 23.
Variety
6 Nov 34
p. 16.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Princess of Kansas City
Release Date:
13 October 1934
Production Date:
began 9 May 1934
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
17 November 1934
Copyright Number:
LP5105
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
64 or 69
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
75
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Kansas City manicurist Rosie Sturgis is loved by Dynamite Carson, a small-time gangster. Marie Callahan, her fellow manicurist and roommate, urges Rosie to drop Dynamite and go after the three things a girl needs: "money, jack and dough." While Dynamite is in St. Louis, Rosie goes out with a rich customer, who happens to be Jimmy the Duke, a gangster on the lam, and he steals the diamond engagement ring Dynamite gave her. Fearing Dynamite's anger, Rosie and Marie head for New York and disguise themselves as Outdoor Girls of America to blend in with a troop traveling by train. In a New York taxi, Rosie and Marie meet two businessmen, Samuel Warren and Jim Cameron, and follow them on board a ship bound for Paris. Rosie and Marie finagle the men into paying for their passage and buying them new clothes. Dynamite, who has followed the women, hides in the stateroom of millionaire Junior Ashcraft, who has hired detective Marcel Duryea to investigate his actress wife, "Love-ums," who is having an affair in Paris with Russian Dr. Sascha Pilnakoff. When Rosie and Marie learn that a millionaire is on board, they pose as French manicurists and enter his room. Although Dynamite exposes them, they fall into hysterics, and Junior gives them a check to repay Cameron and Warren. In Paris, Duryea reports to Junior, and Rosie agrees to pose as Pilnakoff's lover to make Love-ums jealous. Duryea, who is allied with Love-ums to get a large divorce settlement, double-crosses Junior, however, and instead of his wife finding Pilnakoff with Rosie, she finds Junior with Marie. Junior decides to give up his ... +


Kansas City manicurist Rosie Sturgis is loved by Dynamite Carson, a small-time gangster. Marie Callahan, her fellow manicurist and roommate, urges Rosie to drop Dynamite and go after the three things a girl needs: "money, jack and dough." While Dynamite is in St. Louis, Rosie goes out with a rich customer, who happens to be Jimmy the Duke, a gangster on the lam, and he steals the diamond engagement ring Dynamite gave her. Fearing Dynamite's anger, Rosie and Marie head for New York and disguise themselves as Outdoor Girls of America to blend in with a troop traveling by train. In a New York taxi, Rosie and Marie meet two businessmen, Samuel Warren and Jim Cameron, and follow them on board a ship bound for Paris. Rosie and Marie finagle the men into paying for their passage and buying them new clothes. Dynamite, who has followed the women, hides in the stateroom of millionaire Junior Ashcraft, who has hired detective Marcel Duryea to investigate his actress wife, "Love-ums," who is having an affair in Paris with Russian Dr. Sascha Pilnakoff. When Rosie and Marie learn that a millionaire is on board, they pose as French manicurists and enter his room. Although Dynamite exposes them, they fall into hysterics, and Junior gives them a check to repay Cameron and Warren. In Paris, Duryea reports to Junior, and Rosie agrees to pose as Pilnakoff's lover to make Love-ums jealous. Duryea, who is allied with Love-ums to get a large divorce settlement, double-crosses Junior, however, and instead of his wife finding Pilnakoff with Rosie, she finds Junior with Marie. Junior decides to give up his wife in favor of Marie, and Rosie promises to return to Kansas City with Dynamite on the condition he go "straight." +

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