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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.

Directors:

Jack Conway, Sam Wood (uncredited)

Writers:

Anita Loos (original screenplay), John Emerson (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean Harlow ... Edith (Eadie) Chapman
Lionel Barrymore ... Thomas Randall Paige
Franchot Tone ... Thomas Randall Paige Jr.
Lewis Stone ... Frank Cousins
Patsy Kelly ... Kitty Lennihan
Alan Mowbray ... Lord Douglas
Clara Blandick ... Miss Newberry
Hale Hamilton ... Charlie Turner
Henry Kolker ... Sen. Titcombe
Nat Pendleton ... Lifeguard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lane Chandler ... Cop Arresting Eadie (scenes deleted)
Jack Cheatham ... Electrician (scenes deleted)
Russell Hopton ... Bert (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Born to Be Kissed See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$511,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (re-release)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jean Harlow, the star of the movie, was indeed "The Girl from Missouri", having been born in Kansas City, Missouri on March 3, 1911. See more »

Goofs

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

Eadie Chapman: Mr. Paige! I don't even know this young man! I never saw him until today. He came out here without an invitation and made himself obnoxious. He's a vulgar vulgarian!
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Connections

Featured in Harlow: The Blonde Bombshell (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

BORN TO BE KISSED
Written by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Howard Dietz
Cut from 70-minute version
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Decent Harlow
25 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee 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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