Blood Money


Blood Money (1933)

(featuring Lucille Ball as Drury's Girlfriend)

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The film star Frances Dee as Elaine Talbert, is a decadent young heiress who will do anything for a quick thrill. Her ongoing search for a man who will "take charge" of her, Talbert goes on a shoplifting spree and gets mixed up with crooked bail-bondsman Bill Bailey, who is nothing more than a legal extortionist.

She is also sucked into the netherworld of penny-ante crook Drury Darling (Chick Chandler) and his wife, black-widow nightclub queen Ruby Darling (Judith Anderson, in her film debut).

The climax, involving a booby-trapped billiard ball, is a tenser variation of a famous sequence from Keaton's Sherlock Jr. and the film's now-legendary final scene, which proves beyond a doubt that Talbert has learned nothing from her perilous experiences.

Special Notes: Lucille Ball has a bit part in this film as Drury Darling's girlfriend who appears at the racetrack.

Movie #4
Film Date: 1933

Release Date: November 17, 1933
Film Type: drama
Film Color: black/white
Studio: 20th Century/United Artists
Film Length: 65 minutes

Rowland Brown (Director)

Character Role:
Lucille Ball (Drury's Girlfriend at Racetrack) (uncredited)

Supporting Cast:
George Bancroft (Bill Bailey)
Frances Dee (Elaine Talbert)
Chick Chandler (Drury Darling)
Judith Anderson (Ruby Darling)
Blossom Seeley (Singer)
George Regas
J. Carrol Naish (Charley)
Joe Sawyer (Red)
Sandra Shaw
Ann Brody
Henry Kolker
Theresa Harria
Paul Fix
Etienne Girardot (Bailey's Coworker)