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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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Space Hanlon
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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
Ivan Lebedeff ...
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

Although based on the life of Clara Bow, many elements of the story also matched Jean Harlow's own life. Harlow grew up in a Georgian home with white interiors, had nine large dogs, and some members of her family exploited her celebrity. 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: Get away from me, all of you! you're nothing but a pack of leeches!
Pops: Leeches?
Lola Burns: Yes, leeches! At least he
[motions to Space]
Lola Burns: was right; I don't know how I expected to bring a baby in here with an old fool for his grandfather who's half-drunk all the time!
Mac: Lola, you're exciting yourself...
Lola Burns: And what about you? Don't think I don't know about your stealing and all the cuts you get from the stores! And you
[to Bro]
Lola Burns: who hasn't had a job to your name in three years and bringing her in here like it was a ...
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Featured in The Big Parade of Comedy (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Lazybones
(1933) (uncredited)
Written by Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer
Played by Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra at the Coconut Grove nightclub
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Hysterical Harlow in 30's flapper comedy
29 April 2002 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Harlow is perfectly in-your-face as the flapper trying to change her image. O'Brien, Tracy, and Tone all take good turns as anglers who are transformed by her. Frank Morgan steals every scene he is in as Pops. Una Merkel is also on hand for some added hilarity. Perhaps the most amazing thing about bombshell is how well its humor holds up. In fact, it seems even more timely today than it probably would have 30 years ago. Anyway, just watch Harlow in her prime, and enjoy.


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