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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

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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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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

Joan Crawford and Clara Bow were the most prominent actresses considered for the title role before the younger, less experienced Harlow was cast. There had, in fact, been so many candidates for the role that MGM's Marie Dressler donned a red wig and posed for some gag publicity stills. 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': Mr. Legendre, is there something the matter with me?
William 'Bill': Something the matter with you? Why no! Why do you ask?
Lillian 'Lil': Well, you always avoid me at the office and whenever I want to help you - you send me away and get somebody else.
William 'Bill': [laughs] Well, I'll tell you the trouble, Red. You're, eh, you're too pretty and I don't trust myself.
Lillian 'Lil': Oh, Mr. Legendre, do you honestly think I'm pretty?
William 'Bill': Yes. Too darn pretty, altogether.
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Jean Harlow (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

We'll Dance Till Dawn
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
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Jean Harlow's Star Shines Bright in this Sexy Romp
27 April 2006 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Terrific pre-code film starring Jean Harlow as the "red-headed woman" - a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who uses her sex appeal to seduce rich men in an attempt to improve her social standing (plus get ahold of their dough!). With her eye on her wealthy, handsome, happily married boss (not to mention his photo pinned to her garter) she aggressively pursues him, as he does his very best to try and hold her off and keep his marriage intact. But even when she gets him, she can't stop trying to get someone better (well, you know - richer, that is).

I love this film and I think Jean Harlow gives one of her best performances here as she whines, baby talks, swings her hips, and uses her charms to get the man she wants. Una Merkel is appealing, as usual, as her sidekick/gal pal, constantly feigning shock over the sorted schemes of her red-headed friend. I highly recommend seeing this one.


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