this was so sweet and usually i am a bitter person... similar to lubitsch's trouble in paradise, i love seeing female crooks portrayed as well-rounded and complete honest people capable of balancing independence and loyalty before the woman-hating alcoholic screenwriters of the 1940s got their hands on them
Even the obnoxious as hell way James Cagney says "hooooooney" in this movie (which made me hate him on sight in a way that took like 10 more Cagney films to cure) can't dampen my love for it. He's sassy, Joan Blondell is even more sassy, everyone is a crook, and I love it enormously. And she slaps him a lot, which is only fitting because god damn it I hate the way he says "hooooooney"!!!!!