Platinum Blonde

Platinum Blonde

Oct. 31, 1931 (USA) 90 Min. PASSED
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Director

Frank Capra
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Cast

Jean Harlow isAnne Schuyler
Anne Schuyler
Robert Williams isStew Smith
Stew Smith
Loretta Young isGallagher
Gallagher
Reginald Owen isDexter Grayson
Dexter Grayson
Don Dillaway isMichael Schuyler
Michael Schuyler
Claud Allister isDawson - the Valet
Dawson - the Valet

Synopsis

In this witty romp, Jean Harlow plays an upper-crust socialite who bullies her reporter husband (Robert Williams) into conforming to her highfalutin ways. The husband chafes at the confinement of high society, though, and yearns for a creative outlet. He decides to write a play and collaborates with a fellow reporter (Loretta Young); the results are unexpectedly hilarious, especially when Young shows up at the mansion with a gaggle of boozehound reporters in tow. With snappy, ribald dialogue (allowable in those pre-Hays Code days), Capra keeps the gags flying fast and furious, taking special delight in having Williams’s journalist pals rib him endlessly over his kept-man status. Platinum Blonde was a great success at the time of its release during the class-conscious Depression; for better or worse, its star Harlow was identified with the tag “platinum blonde” until her untimely death. –Jerry Renshaw

Original title Platinum Blonde
IMDb Rating 6.9 2,226 votes
TMDb Rating 4.3 3 votes

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