Platinum Blonde
Platinum Blonde (1931)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 4, 2003
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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Inventive screwball comedy, with much contrast of the rich and working people.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Vastly appealing early Capra with bits that resurface in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town.

Fernando F. Croce

Depression-era seduction

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Still, with all its usual Capra faults, it holds up as a slightly above average breezy newspaper comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
There are some great screwball comedies of the 30's and 40's, and this is a terrific early film, directed by the father of feelgood, Frank Capra.… More
jay nixon
Brisk social commentary comedy from Capra doesn't have the bite of his later 30's work but is interesting as evidence of it's development. Robert… More
Jennifer D
It has been quite awhile since I watched an old movie and I've forgotten how delightful they can be. I've seen plenty of old screwballs and this… More
cody franklin
This is one of Frank Capra's early sound films. You really start to see his formula, but the film just doesn't hit it's mark and is predictable.… More
Aj V
A slightly funny and slightly dull movie.