A newspaper reporter marries a socialite and suspects he's made a mistake.
Genre: Feature Film-Comedy
Release Date: 1-NOV-2005
Media Type: DVD
This Frank Capra comedy from 1931 helped define the screwball-comedy genre that became so popular with films like It Happened One Night and The Awful Truth. In this witty romp, Jean Harlow plays an upper-crust socialite who bullies her reporter husband (Robert Williams) into conforming to her highfalutin ways. The husband chafes at the confinement of high society, though, and yearns for a creative outlet. He decides to write a play and collaborates with a fellow reporter (Loretta Young); the results are unexpectedly hilarious, especially when Young shows up at the mansion with a gaggle of boozehound reporters in tow. With snappy, ribald dialogue (allowable in those pre-Hays Code days), Capra keeps the gags flying fast and furious, taking special delight in having Williams's journalist pals rib him endlessly over his kept-man status. Platinum Blonde was a great success at the time of its release during the class-conscious Depression; for better or worse, its star Harlow was identified with the tag "platinum blonde" until her untimely death. --Jerry Renshaw --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
What are two foxy babes like Jean Harlow and Loretta Young doing looking twice at that lead male character, that loser? Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2004 by Mae East
I agree and disagree on points made by some other reviewers about "Platinum Blonde". The title is misleading, I agree. Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2003 by Mark Norvell