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Wealthy Bob Harrison buys all the seats in the theatre to watch Mona Leslie's musical by himself. He loves her, her agent Ned Riley loves her. Conflict ensues.Written by
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One of the last films to sneak through before the Production Code cracked down on Hollywood in 1935. Jean Harlow goes braless in most of her musical numbers, as she was wont to do, and there are pointed, lascivious remarks made by William Powell to her character, one of which alludes to the possibility of her having caught a venereal disease from Franchot Tone. See more »
As Ned, Smiley and Blossom leave a betting parlor with winnings from horse betting, they pass a jewelry shop's window display of wedding rings with a candle on each side. The candle on the right is tilted at a 45 degree angle. Both candles are vertical in the next shot. See more »
Jo, I'm sorry. I didn't mean - I don't know what...
Josephine (Jo) Mercer:
What? I'm sorry? Don't be silly. Sorry? When you're married to her? She's great. I mean that! Well, I'm afraid she isn't any better than I am; but, at least she's just as good. Lots of luck.
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This really seems like a Marion Davies vehicle: comedienne who really can't dance or sing is called upon to do so (but her songs are dubbed). This one has ornate, ridiculous-but-not-Busby Berkely routines, and the usual good, almost artistic, direction by Victor Fleming. But it also has William Powell and Jean Harlow! I've never seen Powell more relaxed and fun; he has obvious chemistry not just with Harlow but with May Robson as Granny! The scenes between him and May are a delight. And Harlow's acting is great! So it's a must-see for fans of Powell and Harlow. Just be prepared, the musical scenes are a joke, and the final scene is so ill-conceived it's a let-down. Otherwise, this is first-rate.
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