Platinum Blonde
Platinum Blonde (1931)

Jean Harlow may have been under contract to MGM, but it was at lowly Columbia Pictures that she played the title role in the aptly titled Platinum Blonde. Director Frank Capra always claimed that he and screenwriter Robert Riskin… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 31, 1931
DVD 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: 67% 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
Antonius Block
Rom-com, 1931 style. Robert Williams plays a newspaper reporter who falls for a rich socialite (Jean Harlow) and the two get married, against her mother's… More
Aj V
A slightly funny and slightly dull movie.
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