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Platinum Blonde (1931)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  31 October 1931 (USA)
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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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Cast

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Robert Williams ...
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Halliwell Hobbes ...
Butler
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Grayson
Edmund Breese ...
Conroy - the Editor
Don Dillaway ...
Michael Schuyler (as Donald Dillaway)
Walter Catlett ...
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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

31 October 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gallagher  »

Box Office

Budget:

£600,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The opening cast credits list ten names, while the end credits lists only seven of the ten, with character names. Hence the opening credits are used in the IMDb cast list. See more »

Goofs

When Stew Smith is married, his colleagues make fun of him in the press room. At that moment his wife calls and he walks over to the phone with his pipe in his mouth. However, when he picks up the phone, the pipe disappears. See more »

Quotes

Binji Baker: No use you you hanging around here. Just buy a copy of the Tribune, read it over, then make a rewrite... you can use it for your last edition.
Stew Smith: It'll never make the last edition. It'll take me four hours to translate your story into English.
Binji Baker: Oh, is that so?
Stew Smith: I'm afraid. Take your hat off, might make an impression.
[Baker takes off hat]
Stew Smith: Impossible. Put it on again.
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Featured in Frank Capra's American Dream (1997) See more »

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Manhattan
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Music by Richard Rodgers
Played over main titles
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Unusual performance
22 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The most notable thing about this movie is Robert Williams unusual performance. I've seen performances like it but none of them were in 1931 and I was surprised I'd never heard of him. Turns out he *died* in 1931, and it's worth watching the movie just to see someone who could have been a star. The movie itself is quite enjoyable, although Harlow makes little impression as a society dame and it's difficult to believe the enticing Loretta Young could be any one's idea of "one of the boys."


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