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Red-Headed Woman (1932)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 25 June 1932 (USA)
Lil works for the Legendre Company and causes Bill to divorce Irene and marry her. She has an affair with businessman Gaerste and uses him to force society to pay attention to her. She has ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Lillian 'Lil' / 'Red' Andrews Legendre
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William 'Bill' / 'Willie' Legendre Jr.
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William 'Will' Legendre Sr.
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Irene 'Rene' Legendre
Una Merkel ...
Sally
Henry Stephenson ...
Charles B. 'Charlie' / 'C.B.' Gaerste
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Aunt Jane
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Albert
Harvey Clark ...
Uncle Fred
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Storyline

Lil works for the Legendre Company and causes Bill to divorce Irene and marry her. She has an affair with businessman Gaerste and uses him to force society to pay attention to her. She has another affair with the chauffeur Albert. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

25 June 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mulher Parisiense dos Cabelos de Fogo  »

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$401,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jean Harlow wore a wig for this film. Because this film was filmed in black and white, to make up for the subtle change in hair color by the wig, her makeup was made more dramatic, to highlight the nature of her character. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Sally is removing her pajamas to give back to Lillian, the camera is constantly moving to keep the nudity out of the frame. However, when Sally removes her top and hands it to Lillian, you can easily see Jean Harlow's right breast fully bared for a half second. (About 12 frames between 0:17:18 to 0:17:19 on the DVD.) See more »

Quotes

Lillian 'Lil': I'm not gonna spend my whole life on the wrong side of the railroad tracks.
Sally: I hope you don't get hit by a train while you're crossing over.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Jean Harlow (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Frankie and Johnnie
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Traditional
Played on a phonograph
Sung by Cliff Edwards
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Frightfully Blatant - the best!
27 April 2006 | by (Henderson, Nv. USA) – See all my reviews

I was captivated watching this, not only is Harlow's acting superb, but its blatant overt sexuality jumps right off the screen. She's a shameless whore and home wrecker, always just on the edge of losing control of her emotions and physical desires, with a fate-be-damned attitude toward it all. The storyline was indeed shocking for its time, in fact, films like this one, right along with Barabara Stanwyck's NIGHT NURSE and BABY FACE show the reasons the Hayes Code came to exist in the first place. This was way over the top, in-your-face immorality, something that Mae West only alluded to in her work in a comic fashion. It's on my list of "best of" features in the pre-Hayes code era. Watch this one if you want to be shocked and astounded! Simply a great film!


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