- Subtitles: English, French, Japanese
- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: November 4, 2003
- Originally Released: 1931
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 06/26/1992
"...One of Capra's best early movies..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 11/07/2003
"...The revelation here is Williams....He makes every frame he's in crackle..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
In the film that began her legendary career, Jean Harlow stars in this romantic comedy directed by Academy Award winner Frank Capra (Best Director: It Happened One Night
, 1935; Mr. Deeds Goes To Town
, 1937; You Can't Take It With You
, 1939). Written to showcase her talent, looks and charm Platinum Blonde
is a glorious spoof of the newspaper business in New York City during the Depression. Ann Schuyler (Harlow), a wealthy socialite, meets reporter Stew Smith (Robert Williams) and the two fall madly in love.
The comedy begins as she tries to transform him from a ruffian newsman into a convincing gentleman. Stew, who is quick with wisecracks, is slow to realize the dangers of being a kept man. At first, he likes the idle life of the rich, but there's trouble in paradise. Soon this "Cinderella Man" turns the social register upside down with his mocking repartee. To his rescue is Gallagher (Loretta Young), a sympathetic friend and co-worker at the newspaper. She comforts and consoles Stew and, in classic Capra style, helps him right into Harlow's own arms.
Stew, a crusty newspaper reporter, saves the wealthy Schuyler clan from blackmail, and subsequently marries the heiress to the family fortune. He moves into the estate, but starts feeling out-of-place surrounded by maids and butlers. And when Stew's friends from the paper start referring to him as "the Cinderella man," it's time for him to think about whether his marriage was the best move, after all...