Blonde is basically a rather silly western farce, loosely concocted. Producer-director-writer Preston Sturges plays his script [based on a story by Earl Felton] with frantic slapstick, stressing raw, bawdy comedy rather than genuine humor, to get the laughs. The pacing is erratic, as is the film editing.Betty Grable is the chief asset as a western dancehall gal who knows how to handle a gun-and gets into trouble because of it. The boy friend is Cesar Romero. It’s the latter that starts the trouble. Grable is out to kill him for two-timing but, in a dark room, shoots a judge in the posterior by mistake. Cast goes about its business okay in answering Sturges’ demands for burlesquing of the characters and occasionally makes the coarse humor pay off.