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Red-Headed Woman (1932) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Jack Conway and produced by Irving Thalberg and Albert Lewin.

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Red-Headed Woman (1932)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 22, 2018 From 4 Star Films

Ironically Harlow as a Red-Head feels more representative of her projected image than Harlow as a Platinum Blonde (1931). Lil is a malevolent seductress. A homewrecker. The queen of meretricious relations. Simultaneously frisky and fun. But she’s got one specific man (Chester Morris) on her ra... Read full article


Red-Headed Woman (1932)

By Beatrice on May 23, 2018 From Flickers in Time

Red-Headed Woman Directed by Jack Conway Written by Anita Loos from the novel by Katherine Bush 1932/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/FilmStruck Jean Harlow has sex appeal to spare. But her character is pretty unappealing in this one. Lil Andrews (Harlow) has a great body to go with her brigh... Read full article


DOUBLE BILL #10: Red-Headed Woman (1932) and Baby Face (1933)

By Carol Martinheira on Jan 9, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

DOUBLE BILL #10: Red-Headed Woman (1932) and Baby Face (1933) On January 9, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Pre-Code. The forbidden era where anything goes. Wonderfully risqu?, daring and freeing, Pre-Code is a goldmine of genres, thoughts and attitudes, all rushing to g... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: RED-HEADED WOMAN (1932)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jul 25, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Red-Headed Woman (1932) mixes drama and comedy in its story of a relentless gold digger who sleeps her way up the social ladder, with Jean Harlow starring as the title character. Despite her reputation as a platinum blonde, Harlow goes red to play the sexpot siren in this Pre-Code picture directed b... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: RED-HEADED WOMAN (1932)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jul 25, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Red-Headed Woman (1932) mixes drama and comedy in its story of a relentless gold digger who sleeps her way up the social ladder, with Jean Harlow starring as the title character. Despite her reputation as a platinum blonde, Harlow goes red to play the sexpot siren in this Pre-Code picture directed b... Read full article


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Quotes from

Lillian 'Lil': Well you son-of-a-sea-snake! Have you got on my new pajamas?
[Sally hesitates guiltily]
Lillian 'Lil': Yeah, well you shake right out of 'em, Hortence.
Sally: [annoyed] Alright!
Lillian 'Lil': I'm too important these days to sleep informally.
[removes her blouse]
Lillian 'Lil': What if there'd be a fire?
Sally: You'd have to cover up to keep from being recognized.
[camera pans down to Lil's legs as Sally hands her the silk pajama pants]
Lillian 'Lil': [climbing into the pajamas] Say love, let's have a little more respect from you, now that I belong to one of the fine old families...
Sally: Oh, yeah? If I were you I'd go a little bit slow.
Lillian 'Lil': Whaddyou mean by that?
Sally: Well, Bill Legendre and his wife might get together and decide that you were merely a strange interlude.
Lillian 'Lil': Strange interlude, nothing! When I kiss 'em, they stay kissed for a long time.
Sally: Well, see you don't get left holdin' the bag, sweetheart, full of nothin' but air. You better hang on to that bootlegger of yours.
Lillian 'Lil': [incredulous] What? Go on with Al after Bill Legendre? Oh no, I've started on the upgrade, and whatever happens, baby, I'm in the big leagues now.


Lillian 'Lil': Sally, I'm the happiest girl in the world. I'm in love and I'm gonna be married.
Sally: You're gonna marry Albert?
Lillian 'Lil': No, Gaerste.
Sally: In love with Gaerste?
Lillian 'Lil': No, Albert. Besides, I always did wanna learn french.
Sally: Oh, why don't you get yourself a laundryman and learn chinese?


Sally: You got all the furniture you need?
Lillian 'Lil': Well, I still have a few Louis XV tables to get, and a couple of Jacobean bedsteads, and an English highboy...
Sally: A what?
Lillian 'Lil': A highboy.
Sally: Say, I thought you were gonna be on the level, now that you're married!


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Facts about

Jean Harlow's first line is "So gentlemen prefer blondes, do they?" which was written by Anita Loos for the movie. Loos' most famous work was the 1925 novel "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes".
The screenplay submitted by F. Scott Fitzgerald was rejected by producer Irving Thalberg, who thought it took the story too seriously, so he brought in Anita Loos to do a complete rewrite with a lighter, more comical tone.
Jean Harlow wore a wig for this film. Because this film was filmed in black and white, to make up for the subtle change in hair color by the wig, her makeup was made more dramatic, to highlight the nature of her character.
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