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Red-Headed Woman
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Director:
Writers:
Anita Loos (screenplay)
Katharine Brush (book)
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Release Date:
25 June 1932 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Lil works for the Legendre Company and causes Bill to divorce Irene and marry her. She has an affair... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Frightfully Blatant - the best! See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jean Harlow ... Lillian 'Lil' / 'Red' Andrews Legendre

Chester Morris ... William 'Bill' / 'Willie' Legendre Jr.

Lewis Stone ... William 'Will' Legendre Sr.

Leila Hyams ... Irene 'Rene' Legendre
Una Merkel ... Sally
Henry Stephenson ... Charles B. 'Charlie' / 'C.B.' Gaerste

May Robson ... Aunt Jane

Charles Boyer ... Albert
Harvey Clark ... Uncle Fred
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Armetta ... Waiter Warning Bill of Lipstick (uncredited)
Sidney Bracey ... Man Wanting to Use Phone Booth (uncredited)
Ed Brady ... Man Outside Pool Hall (uncredited)
Ralph Byrd ... Driver, At End of Film, With Mustache. (uncredited)
Albert Conti ... Frenchman in Paris (uncredited)
Leyland Hodgson ... Surprised Party Guest (uncredited)
James T. Mack ... Thomas, Legendre Butler (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Gaerste's Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Wilfrid North ... Judge at Divorce Hearing (uncredited)
Edgar Norton ... Tompkins - Gaerste's Butler (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Waiter at Gaerste Party (uncredited)
Sarah Padden ... Mary - Legendre Maid (uncredited)
William Pawley ... Al (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Waiter Calling Bill to Phone (uncredited)
Eddie Phillips ... Gaerste's Dinner Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Conway 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Katharine Brush  book
Felix E. Feist  uncredited
F. Scott Fitzgerald  uncredited
Anita Loos  screenplay
Bess Meredyth  uncredited
C. Gardner Sullivan  uncredited

Produced by
Albert Lewin .... producer (uncredited)
Irving Thalberg .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Harold Rosson 
 
Film Editing by
Blanche Sewell 
 
Casting by
Benjamin Thau (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Dorian .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
James Brock .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Hurrell Sr. .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
79 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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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:
Revealing mistakes: 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':[trying on a dress in a store, Lil positions herself in front of a sunny window] Can you see through this?
Off-camera store clerk:I'm afraid you can, Miss.
Lillian 'Lil':I'll wear it.
Off-camera store clerk:Oh!
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Movie Connections:
References Trader Horn (1931)See more »
Soundtrack:
I'm Nobody's BabySee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Frightfully Blatant - the best!, 27 April 2006
Author: gary olszewski from Henderson, Nv. USA

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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