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The Girl from Missouri (1934)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  3 August 1934 (USA)
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Chorus girl Eadie is determined to marry a millionaire without sacrificing her virtue.

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Complete credited cast:
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Eadie
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T.R. Paige
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T.R. Paige Jr.
Lewis Stone ...
Frank Cousins
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Kitty Lennihan
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Lord Douglas
Clara Blandick ...
Miss Newberry
Hale Hamilton ...
Charlie Turner
Henry Kolker ...
Senator Titcombe
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Life Guard
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Cop Arresting Eadie (scenes deleted)
Jack Cheatham ...
Electrician (scenes deleted)
Russell Hopton ...
Bert (scenes deleted)
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With her pal Kitty, Eadie Chapman escapes from the sleazy roadhouse run by her mother and stepfather, only to become a showgirl. But her former milieu gave her a poor opinion of easy morals, and she plans to preserve her 'virtue' until marriage...preferably to a rich husband; while Kitty keeps falling for servants. Will playboy Tom Paige break down Eadie's resistance before his cynical father intervenes? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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3 August 1934 (USA)  »

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Born to Be Kissed  »

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$511,000 (estimated)
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Cinematographer Harold Rosson was replaced by Ray June. See more »

Quotes

Kitty Lennihan: If you can't afford to tip 'em, you have to be polite!
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Classic Harlow Performance Is Still A Dazzler
25 July 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

THE GIRL FROM MISSOURI arrives in New York City knowing exactly what she wants: to amount to something solid by marrying a millionaire - without losing her virginity. With her knockout good looks she quickly catches the eye of the playboy son of a tycoon, but by staying true to her virtue will she also discover true love?

Jean Harlow sizzles in this excellent little comedy. With her platinum hair & gorgeous accouterments, she is a dazzler. But her beauty should not obscure the fact that she was also a very good actress. She has rightfully earned her spot at the very top of the Hollywood pantheon.

An excellent cast gives Harlow fine support: Lionel Barrymore as the wily old tycoon, wise to Harlow's ways; handsome Franchot Tone as his son, smitten with love; raucous Patsy Kelly, stealing her scenes as Harlow's sidekick; debonair Alan Mowbray, as a well-mannered English Lord; elderly Clara Blandick as Barrymore's feisty secretary; hearty Hale Hamilton as a rich man with an eye for the ladies; muscular Nat Pendleton as a lifeguard who catches Kelly's flirtatious eye; and Lewis Stone, unforgettable in a small role as a bankrupted businessman.

It should be noted that this film was produced soon after Hollywood's Production Code was instituted. A comparison with RED-HEADED WOMAN, made two years earlier, would be fascinating - in which Harlow's character goes after the same ends, but uses very different means.


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