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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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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>

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reporter | party | mansion | socialite | 1930s | See more »

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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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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 »

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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

Dexter Grayson: The last time I asked her for those letters, she made very uncouth noises with her mouth.
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Manhattan
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23 April 2004 | by (Los Angeles, USA) – See all my reviews

Frank Capra created universes and cast actors capable to inhabit them with total, natural ease. Robert Williams in "Platinum Blond" personifies that theory. His performance is as close to perfection as any I have ever seen. Let's remember this is 1931. Great acting was considered the Paul Muni, George Arliss kind of acting. Now, they seem stilted and highly theatrical. Robert Williams's performance seems ahead of its time even today in 2004. "Platinum Blond" offers very many pleasures, but Robert Williams is at it's center, keeping the joy of the movie very much alive.


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