Platinum Blonde
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A rather bleak comedy-drama from Frank Capra, Platinum Blonde basically starts where Capra's later and much more buoyant It Happened One Night (1934) ends: the marriage between a brash newspaperman and a society dame. But where the latter comedy was enhanced by the director's patented optimism, Platinum Blonde, produced at the height of the Great Depression, expresses no faith in a common ground between the classes. Star reporter Stew Smith (Robert Williams) falls in love with the sister (Jean Harlow) of his latest victim (Donald Dillaway). They marry despite the misgivings of Ann… More

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"Depression-era seduction"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Early Capra screwball comedy… appealing to Depression audiences both as escapist entertainment and as satire of the idle rich and celebration of the hardworking poor."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"Still, with all its usual Capra faults, it holds up as a slightly above average breezy newspaper comedy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Vastly appealing early Capra with bits that resurface in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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