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Just Another Blonde
Alternate Title: The girl from Coney Island
Director: Alfred Santell (Dir)
Release Date:   19 Dec 1926
Premiere Information:   New York opening: 12 Dec 1926
Duration (in feet):   5,603
Duration (in reels):   6
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Cast:   Dorothy Mackaill (Jeanne Cavanaugh)  
    Jack Mulhall (Jimmy O'Connor)  
    Louise Brooks (Diana O'Sullivan)  
    William Collier Jr. (Kid Scotty)  

Summary: Jimmy O'Connor, employed in a gambling establishment, is so honest that he is offered a banking job at any time; and for his sake, Scotty, his protegĂ© and pal, decides to go straight. The boys go fifty-fifty in everything until Scotty falls in love with Diana, who operates a shooting booth at Coney Island. Jimmy declares that he disapproves of all women--except his mother--and Scotty despairs until he schemes to have Jimmy meet Jeanne, Diana's girl friend. It is only when they expect to be killed in an airplane crash that Jimmy tells Jeanne he loves her, but later he feigns indifference. Jeanne is heartbroken; Scotty explains that he can't marry Diana until Jimmy is safely engaged; and with that both boys are reconciled to their respective sweethearts. 

Production Company: Al Rockett Productions  
Distribution Company: First National Pictures, Inc.  
Director: Alfred Santell (Dir)
Writer: Paul Schofield (Scen)
Photography: Arthur Edeson (Dir of photog)
Film Editor: Hugh Bennett (Film ed)
Production Misc: Al Rockett (Prod mgr)
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text: Based on the short story "Even Stephen" by Gerald Beaumont in Red Book Magazine (Oct 1925).
Authors: Gerald Beaumont

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
First National Pictures, Inc. 2/12/1926 dd/mm/yyyy LP23386

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Genre: Romance
Subjects (Major): Bank clerks
  Concessions (Amusements, etc.)
  New York City--Coney Island

Note: When the film opened in New York City on 12 Dec 1926, it was titled The Girl From Coney Island , the title under which it was reviewed in Var and NYT . However, a short later, when the film opened in Chicago and many other cities, it was retitled Just Another Blonde.  

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Chicago Tribune   28 Dec 1926   p. 13.
Christian Science Monitor   14 Dec 1926.   
Film Daily   19 Dec 1926.   
New York Times   13 Dec 1926   p. 27.
Variety   15 Dec 1926   p. 16.

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