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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Pops Burns
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Gifford Middleton
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Jim Brogan
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Mac
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Junior Burns
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Marquis Hugo
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Nellie - Junior's Girl Friend (as Isobel Jewell)
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Loretta
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Winters
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Mrs. Middleton
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Mr. Middleton
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Alice Cole
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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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An explosion of laughter...with beautiful Jean Harlow as the female fire-cracker of filmdom! (Newspaper ad). See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

13 October 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Akta er för gnistor!  »

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$344,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lee Tracy and Jean Harlowe also made Dinner at Eight together although there were no shared scenes in that film. 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

Mr. Middleton: I can't understand why Lewis Stone gets all these parts.
Mrs. Middleton: I've always been compared to Alice Brady.
Space Hanlon: Yes. Yes. I know. And you know everybody thought I was Jackie Cooper until Great Garbo took me on her lap one day. Well, I'll be seein' ya!
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References Susan Lenox <Her Fall and Rise> (1931) See more »

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If I Were Only Sure of You
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Music by Abner Silver
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Just superb
13 August 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hysterical comedy with Jean Harlow playing Lola Burns--an actress being driven crazy by her dysfunctional family and her overzealous publicity man (Lee Tracy).

VERY quick, very risque (this was pre-Code) and very funny spoof/satire on Hollywood, the studios and the stars. One liners fly fast and furious and the film almost never stops for breath.

Harlow is just incredible--she's sexy, funny and one hell of an actress! She carries the whole picture on her shoulders. She's matched by Tracy who plays the role of a slimy publicity man to perfection. Frank Morgan and Franchot Tone offer great comedic support also (especially Tone with his "romantic" lines).

Basically this is a true classic comedy. It deserves a lot more recognition than it gets. It's also a chance to see Harlow in her prime--she was an incredible actress who died tragically at a very young age.

This is an absolute must-see. Don't miss it!


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