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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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(as Frank R. Capra)

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

Complete credited 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

Certificate:

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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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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

Dexter Grayson: Anne asked me, uh, to come and see you about the divorce.
Stew Smith: She did?
Dexter Grayson: She wants me to arrange the financial settlement.
Stew Smith: Listen, Grayson, I got 106 bucks and 75 cents in the bank. Now Anne can have any part of that she wants, but she's got to hurry, because I'm spending it awful fast.
Dexter Grayson: You don't seem to understand. Anne doesn't expect anything from you. We would like to know how much YOU would want to ...
Stew Smith: Now wait a minute! Do I get from you that she wants to pay ME alimony?
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Featured in The Love Goddesses (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Am I Wasting My Time On You?
(uncredited)
Music by Irving Bibo
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A Delight
1 October 1999 | by (Carlsbad CA) – See all my reviews

There is a scene with Robert Williams and Jean Harlow singing a ditty to each other. There was such natural wit and affection that their infatuation and joy in each others company was perfectly expressed. This was love, this was sensuality, without a hint of the physicality that modern movies are forced to graphicly depict. Seeing a movie like this, made in low fidelity black and white seventy years ago shows what we have lost.


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