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Harlow (1965)

Loosely based biography of 1930s star Jean Harlow as she begins her climb to stardom.

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Alex Segal

Writer:

Karl Tunberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carol Lynley ... Jean Harlow
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... William Mansfield
Ginger Rogers ... Mama Jean Bello
Barry Sullivan ... Marino Bello
Hurd Hatfield ... Paul Bern
Lloyd Bochner ... Marc Peters
Hermione Baddeley ... Marie Dressler
Audrey Totter ... Marilyn
John Williams ... Jonathan Martin
Audrey Christie ... Thelma
Michael Dante ... Ed
Jack Kruschen ... Louis B. Mayer
Celia Lovsky ... Marie Ouspenskaya
Robert Strauss ... Hank
Sonny Liston ... First Fighter
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Storyline

One of two "Harlow" film biographies that appeared in 1965, this one stars Carol Lynley in the title role that begins as Jean Harlow, a bit player in Laurel and Hardy comedies, is invited to test for director Jonathan Martin for the lead in Howard Hughes's "Hell's Angels." She is an instantaneous sensation, and in a series of films devoted more to her body than her talent, she becomes Hollywood's "Platanum Blonde." Written by alfiehitchie

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blonda bombnedslaget See more »

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Production Co:

Theatrofilm See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The part of Mama Jean Bello initially had been accepted by Judy Garland, who then had second thoughts about the slapdash quality of the project and withdrew before filming started. Next, Eleanor Parker, went quickly in and out prior to shooting. Ultimately, the mother role would be played by Ginger Rogers, making her last feature-film appearance. See more »

Goofs

Towards end of film a Variety headline announces HARLOW LEAVES HOLLYWOOD but as camera scans down page, opening paragraph is clearly dummy type having nothing to do with Harlow's departure. See more »

Connections

References Hell's Angels (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

I Believed It All
Written by Al Ham, Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by the Nelson Riddle Chorus
Vocal by Mary Mayo
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Not up to Par
29 May 2017 | by Originator1994See all my reviews

I watched this film and was astounded that is is really awful. The acting is pathetic at best. Ginger Rogers was at her worst and for the most part, most of them were like they had never acted before...wooden. The dialogue was horrible. The basic appearance of the movie looked like a play that was filmed. I found myself thinking of one of the worst movies ever filmed, Plan 9 From Outer Space and thought this was worse than that and that is saying a lot. It doesn't appear that anyone took any pride in the making of this movie as the writing could have been better done by a second grader. The acting , with some of the top stars of the day, was worse than worse. The actual film itself was lacking in the way it was projected for the rest of us to view. Boring would be putting it nicely for this less than stellar film. Time to relegate it to the burial it deserves only deeper


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