The Blonde Bandit
The Blonde Bandit poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byHarry Keller
Screenplay byJohn K. Butler
Produced bySidney Picker
StarringGerald Mohr
Dorothy Patrick
Robert Rockwell
Charles Cane
Larry J. Blake
Argentina Brunetti
CinematographyEllis W. Carter
Edited byArthur Hilton
Music byStanley Wilson
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • December 22, 1949 (1949-12-22)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Blonde Bandit is a 1949 American crime film directed by Harry Keller and written by John K. Butler. The film stars Gerald Mohr, Dorothy Patrick, Robert Rockwell, Charles Cane, Larry J. Blake and Argentina Brunetti. The film was released on December 22, 1949, by Republic Pictures.[1][2]


Gloria Dell arrives in a western town looking for a man she's been corresponding with who has sent her an engagement ring, but learns he's a bigamist. A jeweler overpays Gloria for the ring, then lies that she robbed his store. The money's found on Gloria and she is placed under arrest.

A mobster, Joe Sapelli, suspects that Gloria has been framed and posts her bail. Before she leaves, a district attorney, Deveron, asks her to go undercover and expose Joe's rackets, in exchange for all charges against her being dropped. Corrupt vice-squad cops Metzger and Roberts tip off Joe, but he and Gloria surprisingly fall in love.

Deveron nabs the crooked cops and chases Joe to an air strip, where his private plane is unable to take off. Joe says goodbye to Gloria, but she promises to wait and gives him the ring.



  1. ^ "The Blonde Bandit (1949) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  2. ^ Hal Erickson. "The Blonde Bandit (1950) - Harry Keller". AllMovie. Retrieved 2018-10-26.