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

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Complete credited cast:
Robert Williams ...
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Conroy - the Editor
Don Dillaway ...
Michael Schuyler (as Donald Dillaway)
Dawson - the Valet
Louise Closser Hale ...
Mrs. Schuyler


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


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


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

31 October 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gallagher  »

Box Office


£600,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Binji Baker: Oh, a party! Great! Great! Jolly times and merry pranks! That's me! I'm a guy who loves parties.
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Referenced in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) See more »


A Bird in a Gilded Cage
(1900) (uncredited)
Music by Harry von Tilzer
Lyrics by Arthur J. Lamb
Sung a cappella by Edmund Breese
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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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