The Girl from Missouri

The Girl from Missouri

Jean Harlow
Director: Jack Conway Cast: Jean Harlow
Jean Harlow
, Lionel Barrymore
Lionel Barrymore
, Franchot Tone
Franchot Tone
Jack Conway

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Originally titled Eadie was a Lady, this Jean Harlow vehicle was slated for release under the title Born to be Kissed, but the new Production Code vetoed this "suggestive" cognomen. After a brief and uncomfortable period as One Hundred Percent Pure, the film was finally shipped to theaters as The Girl From Missouri. Harlow plays Eadie, a sexy gold-digger who promises to remain chaste until she finds a wealthy husband. Travelling to New York in the company of her best friend Kitty (Patsy Kelly), Eadie manages to keep that promise, though for a while it looks as though she'll succumb to the charms of playboy T. R. Paige Jr. (Franchot Tone). Once Paige has proven that his intentions are basically honorable, Eadie must break down the resistance of T. R. Paige Sr. (Lionel Barrymore), who is dead-set against his son's romance and intends to frame the girl in a compromising position. She gets even with Paige Sr. by framing him, but there's still a couple of reels to go before the happy ending. Except for some provocative costuming, Jean Harlow's character is essentially decent, thereby "cleansing" some of the more risque elements of this enjoyable romantic comedy. The film's best line is delivered by Patsy Kelly who, when propositioned by an elderly roue, snarls "Look at this! Death takes a holiday!"

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/2011
UPC: 0883316340844
Original Release: 1934
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:12:00
Sales rank: 42,518

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean Harlow Eadie Chapman
Lionel Barrymore T.R. Paige
Franchot Tone T.R. Paige Jr
Patsy Kelly Kitty Lennihan
Alan Mowbray Lord Douglas
Clara Blandick Miss Newberry
Hale Hamilton Charles Turner
Henry Kolker Sen. Titcombe
Norman Ainsley 2nd Butler
Bill Boyd Eadie's Stepfather
James Burke Actor
Lane Chandler Doorman
Howard Hickman Senator
Russell Hopton Bert
Gladys Hulette Secretary
Fuzzy Knight Cameraman
Alice Lake Manicurist
Marion Lord Wardrobe Mistress
Dennis O'Keefe Dance Extra
Lee Phelps Policeman
Bert Roach Willie
Des Roberts Butler
Larry Steers Extra in Stateroom
Carol Tevis Baby Talker
Richard Tucker Office Manager
Charles Williams Actor
Charles Wilson Lieutenant
Lewis Stone Frank Cousins
Nat Pendleton Lifeguard
Charles Coleman Actor
Maude Eburne Actor
Douglas Fowley Actor

Technical Credits
Jack Conway Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
William Axt Score Composer
John Emerson Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Tom Held Editor
Bernard Hyman Producer
Ray June Cinematographer
Anita Loos Screenwriter

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