Platinum Blonde

Platinum Blonde

DVD - 2003
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"Platinum blonde is a glorious spoof of the newspaper business in New York City during the Depression; Ann Schuyler, a wealthy socialite, meets reporter "Stew" Smith and the two fall madly in love. The comedy begins as she tries to transform him from a ruffian newsman into a convincing gentleman."--Container.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, [2003]
Edition: DVD edition full screen version.
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780767834278
Branch Call Number: 791.4361 PLATINUM
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jul 02, 2018

I usually don't like "Screwball" comedies from the bygone days of Hollywood - But this 1934 spoof about newspaper reporters actually had some genuinely entertaining moments.

It was actor, Robert Williams, as the brazen, loud-mouthed "Tribune" reporter, Stew Smith who kept this one's story rolling along.

Actress, Jean Harlow, as the spoiled, rich girl, Ann Schuyler was hardly worth any notice in this one's story. And I found that the less she was given any time in front of the camera, the better.

With this picture now being 86 years old - You really have to cut it some serious slack, otherwise it'll lose all of its intended charm and appeal in no time flat.

Jun 18, 2018

Even though this "Poor-Boy-Meets-Rich-Girl" Screwball comedy from 1931 was given the decidedly misleading title of "Platinum Blonde" - It certainly wasn't Jean Harlow's character who carried this film's story and made it all work. No, it was not.

IMO - Harlow (20 at the time) only served as being mere window-dressing in this picture. That's all.

The actor who was really the focus of "Platinum Blonde" was Robert (never heard of him?) Williams who played Stew Smith, the outrageously bold, wisecracking, womanizing, newspaper reporter who'd do just about anything for a scoop.

I'm someone who usually avoids watching Screwball comedies from Hollywood's heyday - But this early "Frank Capra" production actually did appeal to me on account of Williams, not Harlow.

*Note* - 4 days following this film's initial theatrical release, Robert Williams (34 at the time) died from a burst bladder..... The tragic end to a potentially promising career.

Jul 12, 2011

Charming and witty, hats off to the whole team!


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