In this witty romp, Jean Harlow plays an upper-crust socialite who bullies her reporter husband (Robert Williams) into conforming to her highfalutin ways. The husband chafes at the confinement of high society, though, and yearns for a creative outlet. He decides to write a play and collaborates with a fellow reporter (Loretta Young); the results are unexpectedly hilarious, especially when Young shows up at the mansion with a gaggle of boozehound reporters in tow. With snappy, ribald dialogue (allowable in those pre-Hays Code days), Capra keeps the gags flying fast and furious, taking special delight in having Williams's journalist pals rib him endlessly over his kept-man status. Platinum Blonde was a great success at the time of its release during the class-conscious Depression; for better or worse, its star Harlow was identified with the tag "platinum blonde" until her untimely death. --Jerry Renshaw
Daa S (kr) wrote: A little ripper of an Aussie flick.
Andrew D (br) wrote: Well had my attention, was enjoying it, then they ruin it with the end. Don't like move that just end, make me feel what's the point just wasted that time watching something, it worse than everyday life lol.
Bruno V (de) wrote: Well ,nice treat this movie...all taken place in a radio-station . Dj Mazzy have to report an outbreak outside the studio with only the help of callings coming from outside ! What's hapening outside ? Zombies who better not speak ? It's up to your imagination ....
Jill R (es) wrote: This movie is absolutely dreadful from start to finish. The acting is truly awful from everyone. The special effects are garbage this movie looks like it had a $5 budget. The direction is sloppy. This movie is just completely uninteresting and poorly done. The writing was awful as well. Overall Avoid this movie at all costs it's not worth your time,money or effortGrade F
Christopher R (es) wrote: How do movies like this get made? Much less in the time it came out. Amazing stuff.
Al S (jp) wrote: A top-notch classic. A smart, well-crafted, exciting and intriguing action-thriller. A tense, topical and riveting thrill-ride packed with exciting climbing sequences and action scenes. Clint Eastwood is terrific, he`s stylish, cool and very confident in his performance and as director. A surprisingly effective and thrilling movie that's worth the visit. Even with today's standards this film still works.
Patrick D (au) wrote: Marlon Brando's talent is wasted among all the bad acting in this long Orientalist drama, but it's a good period piece.
Oliver T (us) wrote: Movies can touch our hearts, bring us as people together and make a memory, this movie reminds us of this.
Darrin C (mx) wrote: Another surprising great one from Sly! He realizes he's getting old and it's harder to compete with younger/stronger competitors. But old men can still be bad asses who don't give up on life.
Sarah F (ca) wrote: Harold Lloyd comedies rarely disappoint, and this one certainly didn't. The creativity of the absurd situations that Speedy gets himself into are classic Lloyd and they are done with great charm and wit. In addition to the always fun Lloyd antics, this film has the additional treats of being shot on location in NY, providing some amazing shots of the city in the late 20s (The Coney Island sequence was fantastic), and having Babe Ruth in a small but very funny role. I can't say enough about Harold Lloyd. I really wish more people would check him out. He is extremely under rated and deserves the same praise as the highly over rated Buster Keaton.