Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Red-Headed Woman (Jack Conway, 1932)


Before this scandalous comedy about a ruthless small-town social climber, Jean Harlow was a blank face with hips and tits. It was as the titular redhead that the archetypal platinum blonde first got to show off her natural gift for tough, sassy screwball.

The picture is also notable for its pre-Code permissiveness (Harlow ends up neither dead nor domesticated), and for a script which Anita Loos reworked from a reportedly much soggier draft by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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