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Platinum Blonde (1931)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 31 October 1931 (USA)
A young woman from a very rich family impulsively marries a reporter, but each assumes the other is the one whose lifestyle must change.

Director:

Frank Capra (as Frank R. Capra)

Writers:

Harry Chandlee (story) (as Harry E. Chandlee), Douglas W. Churchill (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Loretta Young ... Gallagher
Robert Williams ... Stew Smith
Jean Harlow ... Ann Schuyler
Halliwell Hobbes ... Butler
Reginald Owen ... Grayson
Edmund Breese ... Conroy - the Editor
Don Dillaway ... Michael Schuyler (as Donald Dillaway)
Walter Catlett ... Bingy
Claud Allister ... Dawson - the Valet (as Claude Allister)
Louise Closser Hale ... Mrs. Schuyler
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Storyline

Reporter Gallagher loves reporter Smith who marries Anne. He's soon bored being married to a socialite and asks Gallagher to help him write a play. She arrives with a bunch of reporters and the mansion turns into a party. Anne arrives and orders them out and Smith goes with them. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Taglines:

She Was Gorgeous - He Was A Man . . . So, the other girl had to wait !

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

During its 1950 reissue it was double-billed with "Gilda." See more »

Goofs

The spelling of "OK" was not standardized for a long time. Dashiell Hammett among others spelled it "okeh" and "oke." See more »

Quotes

Binji Baker: Oh, a party! Great! Great! Jolly times and merry pranks! That's me! I'm a guy who loves parties.
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Connections

Referenced in Complicated Women (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

A Bird in a Gilded Cage
(1900) (uncredited)
Music by Harry von Tilzer
Lyrics by Arthur J. Lamb
Sung a cappella by Edmund Breese
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Must-see for film buffs
28 August 1999 | by Joel-61See all my reviews

This very early Capra film is a must-see for several reasons. Jean Harlow is unusually cast as a straight society high-brow. Although the role could easily be played as a caricature, she brings to it appealing depth and vulnerability. Loretta Young is radiant. And Robert Williams delivers an eccentric performance that seems far ahead of its time. I had never seen nor heard of him before. Capra's populism here consists mostly of: let the classes stay in their places, they don't mix very well. A surprisingly literate and engaging film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP600,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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