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Red Headed Woman (1932)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 25 June 1932 (USA)
Lillian relentlessly attempts to seduce a married man.

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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
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Sally
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Red-Headed Woman's Code: Every man - single or married - is fair prey. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

25 June 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mulher Parisiense dos Cabelos de Fogo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$401,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

When Lillian and Sally exit the soda fountain and walk down the street, the camera dolly grip can be seen reflected in the store windows, bent over and pushing the camera dolly down the street. See more »

Quotes

Lillian 'Lil': A girl's a fool that doesn't get a head. Say, it's just as easy to hook a rich man as it is to get hooked by a poor one.
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Connections

Featured in American Grindhouse (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
(uncredited)
Written by John Philip Sousa
Played on Lil's car radio
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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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