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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Complete credited cast:
Pops Burns
Gifford Middleton
Jim Brogan
Junior Burns
Marquis Hugo
Nellie - Junior's Girl Friend (as Isobel Jewell)
Mary Forbes ...
Mrs. Middleton
Mr. Middleton
Alice Cole
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)


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 »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

13 October 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Akta er för gnistor!  »

Box Office


$344,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was unofficially based on the life of Clara Bow, Holllywood's original "It Girl." Director Victor Fleming was once engaged to Clara Bow. See more »


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 »


Man Claiming to Be Lola's Husband: Rib? Rib? That's it! I'm Adam, you're Eve. You came from one of my ribs.
Lola Burns: I came from Peoria.
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Jean Harlow (1962) See more »


Low Down Rhythm
Music by Jesse Greer
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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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