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The Girl from Missouri (1934)

Approved  |   |  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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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T.R. Paige
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T.R. Paige Jr.
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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lane Chandler ...
Cop Arresting Eadie (scenes deleted)
Jack Cheatham ...
Electrician (scenes deleted)
Russell Hopton ...
Bert (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

3 August 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Born to Be Kissed  »

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Budget:

$511,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (re-release)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Sam Wood shot additional scenes, uncredited. See more »

Quotes

Eadie Chapman: I bet you were an awful cute baby.
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Referenced in Kansas City (1996) See more »

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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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HARLOW - Born to be Sassy - Comes out Classy
30 August 2013 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

This has long been a favorite of mine. I like movies when an underdog has to fight tooth and nail to get respectability.

Harlow was that unique mix of sassy and classy that charmed a generation. Here she charmed the pants off of me and all the men on the screen except one. And let's not get into the tired argument of the Hays Code, it's beginning to bore me.

Hollywood did have to tone down. But you know what? Harlow did not lose an ounce of her luster and showed us that she could shine as a go-getter from the skids who wanted to make good, enough though she came off as sassy.

I recommend this movie, to all Harlow fans, but also to those who can sympathize with those struggles that downtrodden people often have to suffer through. The dialogue is swift, clean, brassy and clever. But it's HARLOW that makes every moment on screen sparkle.

She's a heroine of mine...and that's because I kind of like a girl with that much spunk. Bless you, wherever you are, Jean! You are beloved still! :)


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