The Girl From Missouri (100 Per Cent Pure) (Born to Be Kissed) (1934)

The Girl From Missouri (100 Per Cent Pure) (Born to Be Kissed) (1934)





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In this comedy, young Eadie (Jean Harlow) leaves her troubled past behind her as she and a friend (Patsy Kelly) run away to New York. Hoping to meet and marry a wealthy man, Eadie gets a job as a chorus girl, but is determined to preserve her purity until she marries. When she runs across the wealthy T. B. Paige (Lionel Barrymore) while performing at a stag party, she follows him to his estate, where she meets his son, Tom (Franchot Tone). When Eadie and Tom fall in love and plan to marry, they discover that Eadie's past and Tom's father stand in the way of their happiness.
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Jean Harlow
as Eadie
Franchot Tone
as T.R. Paige Jr.
Lionel Barrymore
as T.R. Paige
Patsy Kelly
as Kitty Lennihan
Lewis Stone
as Frank Cousins
Alan Mowbray
as Lord Douglas
Clara Blandick
as Miss Newberry
Hale Hamilton
as Charles Turner
Henry Kolker
as Sen. Titcombe
William "Hopalong" Boyd
as Eadie's Stepfather
Nat Pendleton
as Lifeguard
Marion Lord
as Wardrobe Mistress
Carol Tevis
as Baby Talker
Bert Roach
as Willie
Norman Ainsley
as 2nd Butler
Howard Hickman
as Senator
James Burke
as Policeman
Lee Phelps
as Policeman
Alice Lake
as Manicurist
Lane Chandler
as Doorman
Richard Tucker
as Office Manager
Gladys Hulette
as Secretary
Des Roberts
as Butler
Charles C. Wilson
as Lieutenant
Charles Williams
as Cameraman
Fuzzy Knight
as Cameraman
Dennis O'Keefe
as Dance Extra
Larry Steers
as Extra in Stateroom
William 'Stage' Boyd
as Eadie's Stepfather
Charles Wilson
as Lieutenant
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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." Grade: A

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

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.

Gregory Wood
Gregory Wood

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.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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