Friday, June 17, 2011

Red Headed Woman (1932)

I love early 30s trashy scheming dames, don't you? Jean Harlow plays Lillian, a cheeky chick who's got a big crush on her boss. Does she know if he's interested or not? She'll make him interested! Does she care that he has a wife? Hellllll no! She takes what she wants, and has a grand time doing it!

Despite the fact that "Red" is so conniving, you can't help but cheer her on, at least for entertainment's sake. She's selfish, manipulative, and flaky, but she manages to be so damn likeable. She moves from guy to guy, ruining relationships, and driving everybody nuts, but she does it all with style! Written by Anita Loos (the author of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes") and played to perfection by Harlow, it's a scandalous good time. This was made before the Hays Code (because movies were getting toooo naughty!) and it's a perfect example of what the movies got away with in the good ol' days!

Just take a peek at her breaking her man and his woman up...again!


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