The Last of the Blonde Bombshells

The Last of the Blonde Bombshells

Director: Gillies MacKinnon Cast: Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Olympia Dukakis


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A group of trailblazing female musicians try to take another shot at success in this musical comedy-drama produced for the premium cable network HBO. In the 1940s, the Blonde Bombshells were the finest all-female jazz band in the U.K., playing hot swing music that helped raise England's spirits during the dark days of WWII. Fifty years later, Elizabeth (Judi Dench), one of the band's sax players, is trying to decide what to do with herself after the death of her husband. Pulling her axe out of mothballs, Elizabeth starts playing again, and after meeting Patrick (Ian Holm), the group's former manager (and drummer-in-drag), they decide to put the group back together for a reunion tour. But they soon discover that putting the band back on the road after over fifty years is no easy task. The Last of the Blonde Bombshells also stars Leslie Caron, Olympia Dukakis, and jazz vocalist Cleo Laine.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/16/2013
UPC: 0883316769980
Original Release: 2000
Rating: PG-13
Source: Hbo Archives
Time: 1:24:00
Sales rank: 43,293

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Judi Dench Elizabeth
Ian Holm Patrick
Olympia Dukakis Dinah
Leslie Caron Madeline
Cleo Laine Gwen
Joan Sims Betty
Billie Whitelaw Evelyn
June Whitfield Annie
Thelma Ruby Actor
Felicity Dean Actor
Valentine Pelka Actor
Don Chapman Actor
John Warnaby Actor
James Cosmo Actor
Laura Crossley Actor
Kate Maberly Actor
Harry Jones Actor
Kathryn Pogson Actor
Romola Garai Actor

Technical Credits
Gillies MacKinnon Director
Su Armstrong Producer
Di Carling Casting
Pia Di Ciaula Editor
David Daniels [countertenor] Asst. Director
Richard Greatrex Cinematographer
John Keane Score Composer
Michael Pickwoad Production Designer
Alan Plater Screenwriter

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The Last of the Blonde Bombshells 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A movie you can watch over and over again, for the flashbacks or for the front story. Both will bring plenty of smiles and some laugh out loud moments while not forgetting the backdrop realism of the WW II period.