Friday, 22 May 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 157: Sat Jun 6

Red-Headed Woman (Conway, 1932): Horse Hospital, 7.30pm

Chicago Reader review:
Anita Loos, who invented the stereotype of the fast-talking, hard-hearted gold digger in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, wrote the screenplay for this precode comedy (1932), which gave Jean Harlow one of her most perfect roles. As a shopgirl determined to scratch her way into society, she's brash, funny, and a little frightening. With Chester Morris, Lewis Stone, May Robson, and Charles Boyer, in his first American film, playing a chauffeur. Jack Conway, the only enthusiastic vulgarian on the MGM staff, directed.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is an extract from the film.

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