Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Star of the Month: Jean Harlow.
Dinner at Eight (1933). Cast: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Jean Harlow. Dir: George Cukor. A romantic comedy, about a study of people during the Great Depression. The movie focuses on how wealthy people deal with the loss of money and prestige and relationships between men and women involving power, blind love, selfishness, and unselfishness.
The Girl From Missouri (1934). Cast: Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone, Lionel Barrymore. Dir: Jack Conway. Eadie runs away from her home in Missouri, where her stepfather had her working as a dance partner. On the train, she tells her man-hungry friend Kitty, that she has ideals and plans to marry a somebody so she can accomplish something worthwhile.
Platinum Blonde (1931). Cast: Robert Williams, Loretta Young, Jean Harlow. Dir: Frank Capra. A young woman from a very rich family impulsively marries a reporter, but each assumes the other is the one whose lifestyle must change.
The Beast of the City (1932). Cast: Walter Huston, Jean Harlow, Wallace Ford. Dir: Charles Brabin. Police Chief Jim Fitzpatrick ruthlessly goes after organized crime and is prepared to use brutal and violent methods to fight it.