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Bombshell (1933)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  13 October 1933 (USA)
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Sexpot film star Lola Burns seeks a new image and tries marrying a marquis, adopting a baby -- all sorts of schemes which go awry.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Pops Burns
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Gifford Middleton
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Jim Brogan
Una Merkel ...
Mac
Ted Healy ...
Junior Burns
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Marquis Hugo
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A Girl Friend (as Isobel Jewell)
Louise Beavers ...
Loretta
Leonard Carey ...
Winters
Mary Forbes ...
Mrs. Middleton
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Mr. Middleton
June Brewster ...
Alice Cole
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Storyline

Lola Burns is at the top of the pile in Hollywood. But life ain't easy, what with her father and brother always hanging around for handouts, and devious studio publicity honcho Space Hanlon cooking up endless lurid newspaper stories. Makes a girl want to give up pictures. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

13 October 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Akta er för gnistor!  »

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Budget:

$344,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was unofficially based on the life of Clara Bow, Holllywood's original "It Girl." Director Victor Fleming was once engaged to Clara Bow. See more »

Goofs

A piece of debris can be seen at the top of the camera lens in several of the shots of Lola riding a horse in the desert. The debris appears and disappears from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Lola Burns: I didn't give you that for a negligee, that's an evening wrap!
Loretta: I know, Miss Lola, but the negligee you gave me got all tore up night before last.
Lola Burns: Your day off is sure brutal on your lingerie.
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Connections

References Red Dust (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Lazybones
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Played by Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra at the Coconut Grove nightclub
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beautiful Lola
18 June 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Probably Jean Harlow's cutest appearance as the film star Lola who only wants to be a real person. How she manages in la-la land with lines being said to her in all seriousness like 'I'd like to run barefoot through your hair' (Franchot Tone does manage to say this with some panache ...) with people like Lee Tracy as her acerbic agent, Frank Morgan as his usual stock character 'Pops', and oddball Ted Healy as 'Junior' - well, that's where the fun comes in.

Jean was never a great actress but she was a luminous personality and a fine comedienne. Her tarty characters bounce off the screen and she is really fabulous in this.




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