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In the 1935 romantic comedy We're in the Money, Joan Blondell and Glenda Farrell star as Ginger and Dixie, two gold-digging pals whose jobs as process servers send them on the trail of wealthy and elusive playboy C. Richard Courtney (Ross Alexander) who is involved in a breach of promise lawsuit. Unbeknownst to them, Courtney is pretending to be a poor chauffeur by the name of Carter who has been romancing Ginger in disguise.

We're in the Money was one of eight films that Joan Blondell made with Glenda Farrell. Warner Bros. often starred the charming pair together in similar gold-digging-type roles since they had an on-screen rapport that audiences loved. Affectionately nicknamed "the gimme girls" by the studio, whenever they were working together (according to Matthew Kennedy's 2007 biography Joan Blondell - A Life Between Takes), Blondell and Farrell had great chemistry off-screen too. "'No one would be able to enjoy a case of the blues with Glenda around,' Joan once said. 'She would start to console you and before you realized it, you're laughing.' Farrell's son recalled, 'Joan and my mother were bosom buddies. When they were at Warners together, during their lunch hours, they would go out shopping, and the director would say, 'Where are the girls?' They'd have to go chasing them.'"

Director: Ray Enright
Screenplay: F. Hugh Herbert, Brown Holmes; Erwin Gelsey (adaptation); George R. Bilson (story)
Cinematography: Arthur L. Todd
Art Direction: Carl Jules Weyl
Music: Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)
Film Editing: Owen Marks
Cast: Joan Blondell (Ginger Stewart), Glenda Farrell (Dixie Tilton), Hugh Herbert (Lawyer Homer Bronson), Ross Alexander (C. Richard Courtney, aka Carter), Hobart Cavanaugh (Max), Phil Regan (Singer Phil Logan), Anita Kerry (Claire LeClaire), Henry O'Neill (Lawyer Stephen 'Dinsy' Dinsmore), E.E. Clive (Jevons, Courtney's Butler), Edward Gargan (Policeman Clancy O'Rourke).

by Andrea Passafiume

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