Pre-code Hollywood: Red-Headed Woman

Dir: Jack Conway
Cast: Jean Harlow, Chester Morris, Lewis Stone
79mins   1932   US   12A   English   

Part of Pre-Code Hollywood: Rules Are Made to be Broken

Jean Harlow, the blonde bombshell bar none of 1930s Hollywood, rinsed her hair scarlet to play social-climbing homewrecker Lil Andrews in this audacious, cynical and often hilarious Pre-Code film from MGM.

Lil is a seemingly hard woman in a tough world, but her one-liners draw the audience on to her side, as she seduces first her married boss and then a visiting coal tycoon.


Sun 28 August