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The Girl from Missouri (1934)

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

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(original screenplay), (original screenplay)
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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
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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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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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| (re-release)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Cinematographer Harold Rosson was replaced by Ray June. See more »

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When Eadie is looking over the house with T.R. and T.R. Jr., they enter a dark room with large windows. When T.R. goes to turn on the lights, the light coming in through the windows goes out a couple beats before the room lights come on. See more »

Quotes

Frank Cousins: Will you have a cigarette?
Eadie Chapman: No, I never smoke.
Frank Cousins: No minor vices, eh?
Eadie Chapman: Mr. Cousins, people always think showgirls are wild. But, take me, for instance. All the time I've been on Broadway, I'm just the same girl as when I left home.
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Everybody Loves a Sailor
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Decent Harlow
25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Girl from Missouri, The (1933)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Jean Harlow plays a Southern girl who goes to the big city to land a millionaire and she thinks she finds on in a lawyer (Lionel Barrymore) but soon his son (Franchot Tone) starts coming onto her. The film has a pretty weak screenplay and there's really nothing too original going on. Even Harlow seems a tad bit bored as she doesn't contain any of that spark or energy that made her a legend. We do get several shots of her body, which are nice but it's not enough to save the film. Tone makes for a good leading man but it's Barrymore who steals the show with his maniac like performance. What laughs the film does get are due to Barrymore but Lewis Stone also comes off well in his small role. Oh yeah, one of Harlow's sexual scenes includes her being thrown into a shower with her clothes on and then walking out with her nipples showing through her dress.


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