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Platinum Blonde (1931)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 31 October 1931 (USA)
A young woman from a very rich family impulsively marries a reporter, but each assumes the other is the one whose lifestyle must change.

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(as Frank R. Capra)

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(story) (as Harry E. Chandlee), (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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Robert Williams ...
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Halliwell Hobbes ...
Butler
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Grayson
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Conroy - the Editor
Don Dillaway ...
Michael Schuyler (as Donald Dillaway)
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Bingy
Claud Allister ...
Dawson - the Valet
Louise Closser Hale ...
Mrs. Schuyler
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Storyline

Reporter Gallagher loves reporter Smith who marries Anne. He's soon bored being married to a socialite and asks Gallagher to help him write a play. She arrives with a bunch of reporters and the mansion turns into a party. Anne arrives and orders them out and Smith goes with them. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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She Was Gorgeous - He Was A Man . . . So, the other girl had to wait !

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

31 October 1931 (USA)  »

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Gallagher  »

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Budget:

£600,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric System)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the film's measure of positive reviews and star power, it wasn't much of a hit at the box office, with returns around the country reported as "just fair" and "a bit disappointing". See more »

Goofs

When they are looking at the front page of "The Tribune Paper", in the headlines the word "okay" is misspelled. It shows "It's okey with me." See more »

Quotes

Stew Smith: When you move down to my place, I'll show it to you.
Anne Schuyler: In your place?
Stew Smith: Yeah. Oh, it's great. Of course, it doesn't compare with this Colosseum of yours, here. But, will serve, m'lady, will serve. The architecture is, eh, well, it has a little feeling of Missouri Gothic and the furniture sort of leans toward Oklahoma Renaissance with a tiny touch of Grand Rapids.
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Featured in Frank Capra's American Dream (1997) See more »

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Avalon Town
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Music by Nacio Herb Brown
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An early screwball comedy.
20 November 2003 | by (Evanston,IL.) – See all my reviews

This a a very funny Harlow comedy. Jean Harlow is fantastic in it as the spoiled heiress. More than anything, what impressed me about this film is actor Robert Williams. He is so natural and likable that the film really belongs to him. I was sorry to learn that he died not long after this film was released. I'm sure if he had lived he would have been a huge star. Watch this film, if for no other reason, than to see his excellent performance.


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