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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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