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Bombshell (1933)

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

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(uncredited)

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(screenplay), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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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
Mary Forbes ...
Mrs. Middleton
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Mr. Middleton
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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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An explosion of laughter...with beautiful Jean Harlow as the female fire-cracker of filmdom! (Newspaper ad). See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

13 October 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Akta er för gnistor!  »

Box Office

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: You've been out all night and you're still boiled!
Pops: I've been in conference with some racing men. We've been discussing methods of breeding.
Lola Burns: Don't talk to me about your methods of breeding. I don't want to hear another word.
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Connections

Featured in The Big Parade of Comedy (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold Your Man
(uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
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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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