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Petty crook Eddie Hall (Clark Gable) ducks into a random apartment to hide from police and ends up falling for its resident, bombshell Ruby Adams (Jean Harlow). Hall and his accomplice, Slim (Garry Owen), convince Ruby to help them con a married man. But their plan goes horribly awry and Hall flees the scene. When he finds out from an ex-con that his antics have landed Ruby in jail -- and that she's pregnant with his child -- he may have to choose between his freedom and making things right.

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  • Oct 14, 2017
    Jean Harlow and Clark Gable provide high-wattage star power in this film filled with classic images of both. Ah, the 1930's, when you could elude the law by waltzing into a young woman's unlocked apartment, find her taking a bath, and then have her come out and not only cover for you, but iron your clothes. The pair have great chemistry and repartee, and sparks fly. Dorothy Burgess is a firecracker as Gable's old girlfriend who drinks a little too much, and Stuart Erwin is solid as his sidekick in grifting. Overall, the film has that playful, pre-Code joy to it, naughty as it is. The screenplay by Anita Loos and Howard Emmett Rogers is delightful, and the direction from Sam Wood includes some wonderful shots. The final 45 minutes drag a bit, as Harlow is sentenced to a reformatory school, though it was nice to see the shenanigans of her fellow inmates, which included the lovely Theresa Harris, and Harlow singing at the piano to them. It's interesting to see the reaction to Harlow being pregnant, which leads to some over-the-top melodrama in the form of Gable pleading for a preacher to perform marriage services. You can see the ending coming a mile away, but an entertaining film throughout.
    Antonius B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 26, 2013
    Overdone love/hate relationship between fickle Ruby (Jean Harlow) and slick con man with a crooked smile Eddie (Clark Gable). Ruby's actions felt disingenuous and only one critical line of dialogue ("Because he's too good for me!") gave any insight into her character. Still, Harlow & Gable are always worth watching and the first half was enjoyable, but the final third crippled with a tedious scheme of trying to get them secretly married. At that point <i>Hold Your Man</i> was of more interest as a history lesson as young women who were unruly or "improper" could be sent to a reformatory to learn how to behave. Can you imagine?? Without breaking any laws, if a judge thought you exhibited low moral character you could spend a couple years being treated like a juvenile delinquent. That'll keep 'em in line!
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 16, 2013
    cynical first half completely belied by the soppy mess the film soon sinks into due to louis b. mayer's enforced morality. still there's the amazing chemistry of gable and harlow, one of the all time great screen couples
    Stella D Super Reviewer
  • Dec 11, 2009
    Funny and Witty. Both Gable and Harlow are amazing. I love Harlows slighety cocky attitude in this film. Gable was excelent as always but he needs to get his mustache back!!
    Morgan S Super Reviewer

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