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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

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

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Gallagher  »

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Budget:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Williams died of appendicitis just three days after the film's release. 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

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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Connections

Referenced in Meatballs III: Summer Job (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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