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

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Pops Burns
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Gifford Middleton
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Jim Brogan
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Mac
Ted Healy ...
Junior Burns
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Marquis Hugo
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Nellie - Junior's Girl Friend (as Isobel Jewell)
Louise Beavers ...
Loretta
Leonard Carey ...
Winters
Mary Forbes ...
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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A romance of the cinema star whose headaches make headlines. (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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Budget:

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

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Shirley Ross. 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

Jim Brogan: Who were those two dowagers in there?
Lola Burns: They're two ladies from the foundling home. How do you think I'm ever going to adopt that little baby when you come in here broadcasting like a sailor?
Jim Brogan: Now, listen, Lola. You're not really serious about that, are you?
Lola Burns: Yes. Oh, he's beautiful. I saw him today. He's got the cutest little button nose and the tiniest little mouth.
Jim Brogan: Those three sheepdogs and that brother of yours are not enough, huh?
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Connections

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

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Low Down Rhythm
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Music by Jesse Greer
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Harlow's greatest performance
19 December 1999 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

More than any other film in the Harlow canon, this one is a testament to her impressive comedic talent, and her knack for rapid-fire delivery and dialogue. Gifts which made her literally unmatched in the 1930's among comedic actresses ("Dinner at Eight" director George Cukor considered her without equal). Like her final film "Saratoga," this is another film which is hard to view with detachment, as it bares many similarities with her real life right down to parasitic parents and an exploitive studio. The way Harlow gestures, her body movements, and pitch control, is something that most actors are not able to acquire until many years of stage and screen performance, and even then, it might still elude them. Harlow did this at age 22 with no stage experience. The script by John Lee Mahin is classic, and is hands down, one of the most devastating satires ever produced on the studio system. Victor Fleming's direction (who also directed Harlow in "Red Dust" and "Reckless"), though not exactly of "Gone with the Wind" caliber, is adequate. The real show, however, entirely belongs to Harlow. Period.


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