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Harlow (I) (1965)

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A screen adaption of the blistering best-seller which examines the story of the platinum blonde bombshell (Baker) who rose to fame in the reckless Hollywood of the 1930's.

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In this story, Harlow starts in the movies as set dressing, the pretty girl who is used for the glamour shots. Refusing to descend to the casting couch for work, she finds that she is soon blacklisted from the industry. But an agent named Arthur sees something in Jean and begins representing her. For a long time, the jobs are scarce and consist mostly of receiving the pie in the face in low budget comedies. But Arthur's belief in Jean never wavers and when she finally graduates to featured roles, the critics say that she cannot act, but she is unforgettable. Polishing the image as the girl next door, but with some fire, she begins her climb to the top and becomes the girl every woman wants to look like and every man wants to have. But her own life is a disaster - unlike her screen life. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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What was Harlow really like? She was the star who didn't know when to stop! See more »


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23 June 1965 (USA)  »

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A Mulher Que Não Queria Amar  »

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Mamie Van Doren was considered for the lead role. See more »

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Jean's stepfather plays a 33 rpm long player on a record player years before they replaced 78 rpm discs. See more »

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Everett Redman: [to Jean] Try to stay the same unspoiled movie star you always were.
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References Love Me Forever (1935) See more »

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A story worth watching.
8 December 1998 | by (Canyon Lake, Texas) – See all my reviews

Harlow is an interesting film following the "Blonde Bombshell's" rise and fall in Hollywood. Weighed down by a despicable yet charming family, Harlow hits it big in Tinseltown.

Despite playing fast and loose with the facts, this film brings the glamour of Harlow to audiences. Carroll Baker delivers well as Harlow. This may be heresy, but in my opinion, Baker is even more beautiful than Harlow herself.

The film doesn't do so well in ignoring important facts. First, Jean Harlow wasn't the innocent girl next door. In fact, she had wed at age 16. Second, Leslie Nielson's character, which was actually supposed to portray Howard Hughes was damn near libelous. Third, the interpretations on Harlow's marriage to Paul Bern paint him as a homosexual. His own biography tends to point to impotence.

Despite these diversions from "truth" if there is any in Hollywood, do not take away from the power of this film. If you don't know anything about Jean Harlow, the end may shock you.


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