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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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Lee Tracy ...
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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Release Date:

13 October 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bombshell  »

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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 Three Stooges (Larry Fine, Curly Howard and Moe Howard) were to be in the movie but never appeared. 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

Gifford Middleton: Your hair is like a field of silver daisies. I'd like to run barefoot through your hair!
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Low Down Rhythm
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Music by Jesse Greer
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I'm nuts about this
28 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

For some reason I never saw this movie till last week, even though someone I know recommended it highly.

Well I'm an idiot, cause I LOVE this hysterical movie and I should have had it committed to memory by now!

Jean Harlow..its easy to see why she was adored. The camera worships her..how could it not. What a shame she was taken so young, but I guess we can be glad she was ever in movies at all.

The movie is a riot. There is a gag so hilarious that I am amazed it has not been copied in anything else I've ever seen. It has to do with a press agent, a nightclub fight and the late edition. Just priceless.

10/10. Please, no remakes. I'll give up six of my vices if I can get a guarantee there will be no remakes.

After watching this I saw "Dinner at Eight", also starring Harlow and Lee Tracy. This is better than that, and that's a classic. THIS is better, just ask anyone.


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