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


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Release Date:

31 October 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gallagher  »

Box Office


£600,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

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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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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