The Girl From Missouri (100 Per Cent Pure) (Born to Be Kissed) Reviews
March 28, 2011
another frothy rom-com from harlow rewatch b3/28: awesome bad grrl gone good works here but still choppy in spots where censors wanted cut.
July 24, 2012
You could make me cheap and common like a million others but I wish you wouldn't.
Eadie is a singer from a small town in Missouri that does not want to follow in her mother's footsteps and finish her days working in bars with no future. She runs off to the city with her best friend, Kitty, in hopes of finding a millionaire and marrying him. She has no concern for love but while trying to execute her plan she may find it anyway.
"Will you try for once to be a lady?"
"If they wanted a lady they'd be home with their wives."
Jack Conway, director of Honky Tonk, Cross Roads, Boom Town, A Tale of Two Cities, The Charmer, Saratoga, and Viva Villa, delivers The Girl from Missouri. The storyline for this picture is fairly straightforward with a couple interesting twists. The script is very good and the acting was better than I anticipated. The cast includes Lionel Barrymore, Jean Harlow, and Franchot Tone.
"These blonds sure know where to dig up suckers."
We noticed this was airing at the American Film Institute (AFI) in honor of Jean Harlow and decided to give it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised by the witty lines, wonderful characters, and excellent pace of this film. This is definitely a worthwhile picture that is clever, interesting, and a nice blend of romance, comedy, and drama. I strongly recommend seeing this picture.
"Love is a bigger thing than money."
March 30, 2011
Harlow in a charming role as a "good girl" who wants to marry a rich man and won't accept "gifts" unless there is a proposal attached. Great support from Lionel Barrymore and Franchot Tone as millionaire father/son who Harlow gets her hooks into. Patsy Kelly as Harlow's friend has some funny moments always hitting on the "help" (Doormen, Life Guards and Butlers). Typical plot for the era and cleaned up by the Hays Code, the film still is very enjoyable and Harlow is a joy to watch.
February 27, 2010
79/100. I have always felt this was a very underrated classic. Jean Harlow is at her wisecracking best. The cast is great and the dialogue is surprisingly racy. Patsy Kelly provides a lot of laughs in her delightful supporting performance. Great production, the costumes and art direction are superb. Fine score. It all adds up to a wonderfully entertaining movie.
November 6, 2005
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