Platinum Blonde (1931)

Platinum Blonde (1931)

Platinum Blonde (1931)

6/10 NR

Platinum Blonde (1931) Synopsis

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

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Platinum Blonde (1931) Casts

Jean Harlow
Jean Harlow

Anne Schuyler

Loretta Young
Loretta Young

Gallagher

Reginald Owen
Reginald Owen

Dexter Grayson

Louise Closser Hale
Louise Closser Hale

Mme Schuyler

Don Dillaway
Don Dillaway

Michael Schuyler