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Harlow (II) (1965)

 -  Drama  -  14 May 1965 (USA)
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Loosely based biography of 1930s star Jean Harlow as she begins her climb to stardom.

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One of two "Harlow" film biographies that appeared in 1965, this one stars Carol Lynley in the title role that begins as Jean Harlow, a bit player in Laurel and Hardy comedies, is invited to test for director Jonathan Martin for the lead in Howard Hughes's "Hell's Angels." She is an instantaneous sensation, and in a series of films devoted more to her body than her talent, she becomes Hollywood's "Platanum Blonde." Written by alfiehitchie

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The Picture The World Has Been Waiting To See!

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Before Carol Lynley landed title role, Dorothy Provine and Diane McBain were mentioned as possible leads. See more »

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When Harlow falls ill in middle of shooting scene on a movie set there are (probably for budgetary reasons) less than a handful of studio employees in attendance; in reality, a set of a major picture is teeming with dozens of creative and technical staffers. See more »

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With Open Arms
Written by Al Ham, Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Vocal solos and obligatos by Mary Mayo
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What a dog
14 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As if insulting the memory of Jean Harlow with one bad fictitious screen biography wasn't bad enough they had to go and make two! At least the Carroll Baker one was in color with a decent budget but this cheap quickie was shot in only eight days and looks it.

Filled with terrible performances from everyone but Ginger Rogers as Mama Jean this has at its center an actress, Carol Lynley, of limited skill none of which is on display here and absolutely zero approximation of the real Jean Harlow's screen charisma or magic.

The incredible thing about both of these bad bios is that the real Jean Harlow had an event filled life, packing an awful lot into 26 short years, yet both movies fabricate stupid untruths which they present as fact. Why bother to make the film, and shed a negative light on the subject, if you can't be bothered to tell the truth. Oh well maybe someday she will receive her due, in the meantime skip both of these pieces of trash and watch Jean's classic films. A much better use of your time.


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