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Red-Headed Woman (1932)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 25 June 1932 (USA)
Lillian relentlessly attempts to seduce a married man.

Director:

Jack Conway

Writers:

Katharine Brush (book), Anita Loos (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean Harlow ... Lil Andrews
Chester Morris ... Bill Legendre Jr.
Lewis Stone ... William Legendre Sr.
Leila Hyams ... Irene
Una Merkel ... Sally
Henry Stephenson ... Gaerste
May Robson ... Aunt Jane
Charles Boyer ... Albert
Harvey Clark Harvey Clark ... Uncle Fred
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Storyline

Lil works for the Legendre Company and causes Bill to divorce Irene and marry her. She has an affair with businessman Gaerste and uses him to force society to pay attention to her. She has another affair with the chauffeur Albert. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Red-Headed Woman's Code: Every man - single or married - is fair prey. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 June 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher Parisiense dos Cabelos de Fogo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$401,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The ninth most popular movie at the U.S box office for 1932. See more »

Goofs

When Sally is removing her pajamas to give back to Lillian, the camera is constantly moving to keep the nudity out of the frame. However, when Sally removes her top and hands it to Lillian, you can easily see for a half second that Jean Harlow's right breast is covered by a flash-covered strapless half bra that conceals only the lower breast. (About 12 frames between 0:17:18 to 0:17:19 on the DVD.) See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lil Andrews: So gentlemen prefer blondes, do they?
[sarcastically]
Lil Andrews: Yes, they do.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Jean Harlow (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Frankie and Johnnie
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played on a phonograph
Sung by Cliff Edwards
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Has to be seen to be believed
31 January 2007 | by nnnn45089191See all my reviews

Jean Harlow as a home-wrecker of the worst kind delivers her first great performance in Red-Headed Woman.All the men in her lives are pushovers easily manipulated by the films central character. Made before censorship came into effect in Hollywood, this movie is able to shock viewers even today.The greatest entertainment value of this movie is how naughty all the principal characters are.Sex is out in the open and immorality is the name of the game. Harlow seduces and wins Chester Morris.The sucker has not a chance and which man has when a beautiful woman pursues you.Henry Stephenson is quite good as the moral hypocritical businessman. Nice to see him play such a part. Even a young Charles Boyer has a small important part in his Hollywood bow.The ending is really the biggest surprise.


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